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Disability NEWS--June 5, 2019

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June 5, 2019

 

In This Issue…

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Share

  • Regional Multilingual Emergency Communication Workshop at IRCO, June 7
  • Portland Housing Bureau hosts various public meetings, through June 27
  • Disability Rights Oregon Invites Community to Shape Priorities, through July 31

Learn

  • How to Create Digital Access featured in Access Tip of the Month
  • NAMI offers veterans-only peer-to-peer course, starting June 20
  • Incight hosts Get Ahead with TriMet on June 25
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer Summer course starts June 29
  • Dia De La Familia, a day of training and action, June 29

Create

  • Be a Vendor at the Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival, by June 14
  • Save without losing benefits with an Oregon ABLE Disability Savings Account

Celebrate

  • Summer Free For All events return, beginning June 17th
  • Multnomah County hosts veterans photo exhibit, through June 27

Connect

  • Subscribe to Civic Life Updates
  • Subscribe to Civic Life Notifications
  • FAQs on the NEWS

 

SHARE

Regional Multilingual Emergency Communication Workshop at IRCO, June 7

Help Prepare your Community for Disasters. Emergency Management agencies throughout the region are hosting a conversation about community notifications and how your local government can better contact you during an emergency.

We are asking community leaders from our diverse communities to join us to help us communicate better to ensure emergency information is received when it is critical.

  • ASL and CART services available.
  • To request additional language interpreters or fliers in additional languages contact Justin Ross at justin.ross@multco.us or 503-988-4233.

To register for the event please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2WYZDb0 or contact justin.ross@multco.us or 503-988-4233.

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Portland Housing Bureau hosts various public meetings, through June 27

Are you concerned about affordable housing? A Renter? Check out one of the many upcoming meetings hosted by the Portland Housing Bureau and consider contributing your experiences to the conversation.

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Disability Rights Oregon invites disability communities to shape priorities, though July 31

You can access their 2019 Community Priorities Survey here. A survey link is also available online on their website.  The survey is available in Spanish: Encuesta de prioridades comunitarias de discapacidad de Disability Rights Oregon 2019. If you need an alternate format to complete this survey, please contact Disability Rights Oregon at (503) 243-2081 or 1 (800) 452-1694 or welcome@droregon.org

 

LEARN

How to create Digital Access featured in Access Tip of the Month

By popular demand, this Access Tip features guides to make your digital content accessible. Tip covers social media, word documents and PDFs, websites, PowerPoints, and more. Highlights include checklists and one-page “cheat sheets” Read Downloading Digital Access here.

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NAMI offers a Veteran-Only Peer-to-Peer Course, Starting June 20th

This is a free recovery program for veterans of all eras experience a mental health challenge. Whether you are at the start of your journey or have had years of experience, you can benefit from this course.

This class will take place Thursdays 2:00-4:00 PM, June 20th-August 15th at Portland Providence in NE Portland. The class will not meet on Independence Day. Registration is required by calling 503-228-5692.

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Incight hosts Get Ahead with TriMet on June 25

Job search getting you down? Join INCIGHT and JobsNow.org for the second Get Ahead event of the year. We're bringing in TriMet and free pizza! For more information, visit the Get Ahead Event Registration or call 971-244-0305.

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer Summer course starts June 29

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It consists of eight two-hour sessions over eight weeks and is taught by a team of trained Program Leaders and a volunteer support person who are all personally experienced at living well with mental illness. For more information on the Peer-to-Peer course, visit NAMI Multnomah’s site.

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Dia De La Familia, a day of training and family networking, June 29

Multnomah County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS) and Bien Estar De La Familia in partnership with Padres en Acción and Disability Rights Oregon is hosting "Dia de La Familia", a day of training and family networking.

The event is Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 10029 NE Prescott St. in Portland. 

 The day will also include community resource tables, family networking opportunities and children's activities, plus a raffle and prizes.  A light breakfast and a Mexican cuisine lunch are included. For more information call 503.988.4584.

CREATE

Be a Vendor at the Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival, by June 14

We are pleased to announce that the preparations for the third annual Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival, "Silk Road Echos," are well underway.

Please join us for this celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions of Muslims, representing over 42 ethnic groups in Portland, to bridge greater understanding and dialogue.

We have spots available for Vendors/Exhibitors to join us; if you are interested in reserving a table at the festival, please download and fill out the application here [PDF] and email it to festival@metpdx.org.  Please make sure to fill out and sign both pages 1 and 2 and include payment. Deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019.

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Save without losing benefits with an Oregon ABLE Disability Savings Account

Oregon ABLE makes it possible for people with disabilities to save money without risking their benefits.

How Oregon ABLE works
Created in partnership with The Autism Society of Oregon, NW Down Syndrome Association, the United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon, and other great partners, Oregon ABLE ensures you can easily and inexpensively set up a plan that works for you. Learn more about Oregon Able Accounts.

CELEBRATE

Summer Free For All events return, beginning June 17th

and More. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s extremely popular Summer Free For All (SFFA) series returns for 2019 with amazing events all summer long. Events are free, accessible, and family-friendly activities like live music, movies, crafts, sports, games, and free lunches. The July 7th movie will be open-captioned. Captions can be requested at other showings by calling Chariti Montez at 503-823-5059.

For more information, visit the Summer Free for all page for multilingual digital guides. Navigate to the I want to menu for links to screen-reader accessible information.  

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Multnomah County hosts veterans photo exhibit, through June 27

From War To Home: The Impact of Invisible Injuries is a new exhibit of photos and stories from Veterans and their families living in Portland, Oregon and Southeast Louisiana. Veterans and their family caregivers were given cameras and asked to take photos to illustrate the experience of living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including the impact on Veterans and those closest to them. Their stories will be shared in an exhibit at Multnomah County Headquarters 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, through June 27, 2019 To read more on the photo exhibit, visit the Multnomah County News page.

CONNECT

DBSA Portland Eastside Tuesday Night Special meets June 11

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance meeting. An evening to socialize, learn, support, and be supported. Come for the entire event or just come for part. RSVP on Meetup or by emailing dbsaportlandeastside@gmail.com before June 7th.

When: Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Social Room, Portland Providence (4805 NE Glisan St.)

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Beyond the NEWS…Stay in the loop!

Subscribe to Civic Life Updates

Want to stay connected to the efforts of the Office of Community & Civic Life? Civic Life Updates is the bi-weekly Civic Life e-newsletter, featuring timely articles and updates about our programs, calendar events, and more. Subscribe to Civic Life updates here.

 

Note that this is different than the Disability NEWS.

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Subscribe to Civic Life Notifications

The Office of Community & Civic Life offers an electronic notification service through which subscribers receive information about Civic Life, nonprofits that Civic Life works with, and about community engagement in Portland. Subscribers receive emails and items are posted to Office of Community & Civic Life’s website at www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/notification.

Learn how to subscribe at this link.

 

Note that this is different than the Disability NEWS.

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FAQs on the NEWS

 1.      How often do issues come out?

The Disability NEWS is created and distributed twice monthly by the City of Portland’s Disability Program, part of the Office of Community & Civic Life. The NEWS, including back issues, is also available at this link.

 2.      How do I subscribe to the the NEWS?

To subscribe, please email  disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov.

 3.      How do I submit an item to the NEWS?

To submit an item, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Please keep submissions to a few (2-3) sentences and link to additional information. We may not feature every item we receive.

Please be sure the information you link to is accessible. (For example, scanned fliers without image descriptions or social media posts without alt-text are not accessible.)

Events submitted may also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page.

 4.      Where can I get more NEWS?

The Office of Community & Civic Life  Disability Program Facebook Page features the latest postings of news, videos, events and issues of interest to people with disabilities.