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Disability NEWS--October 2, 2019

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[Disability Program NEWS banner, with black and white Civic Life Disability Program logo.]

 

October 2, 2019

 

In This Issue…

To go to a specific section of the NEWS, click the category name.

Share

  • Apply for the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Diversity Advisory Council by October 2
  • Apply to join PBOT Pricing for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force by October 4
  • Share your opinion on a new video about diabetes on October 2 or 7
  • Disability Emergency Management Advisory Council (DEMAC) of Oregon accepting applications through October 7

Learn

  • Portland Traffic and Transportation Class, The New Evolution, starts October 3
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes start October 5
  • How to Apply to the City of Portland workshop, hosted October 5
  • ASL Voter Hotline now available (301-818-VOTE or 313-818-8683)

Create

  • Project SEARCH with the City of Portland – Applications due October 3
  • MENAR Fellowship program opens applications in October
  • Save without losing benefits with an Oregon ABLE Disability Savings Account

Celebrate

  • White Cane Safety Day with Oregon Federation of the Blind, October 15

Connect

  • FAQs on the NEWS

     

SHARE

Apply for the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Diversity Advisory Council by October 2

 This council is one of three councils at Energy Trust providing advice and guidance to its board. It was created as part of the board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy and its charter was drafted this year by a team of volunteer community leaders and experts in advisory councils and diversity, equity and inclusion.  Information on the Diversity Advisory Council, the membership application and process can be found on our website.

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Apply to join PBOT Pricing for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force by October 4

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is now accepting applications for its new Pricing for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force. The Task Force will advise PBOT and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) as they consider how new pricing strategies could potentially help to improve mobility, reduce carbon emissions and increase equity in our transportation system. More information on the Task Force charge can be viewed here.

We are looking for up to 20 community members with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise to serve on the Task Force. The group will meet monthly in the evenings for approximately two-hours between October 2019 and March 2021. Applications can be completed online and are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 4.

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Share your opinion on a new video about diabetes on October 2 or 7

Are you 18 years or older with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and living with Type 2 Diabetes?  A listening session is being held in your community with a small group of people with I/DD to talk about a new video about diabetes. We want to know what you think of the video!

Listening session participants will receive $25 check.


Two Sessions are available!

  • October 2nd at 11-12 PM in SE Portland
  • October 7th at 6-7PM in NE Portland

If you have any questions or are interested in registering for one of the sessions, please contact Erin Taylor at:tayerin@ohsu.edu or 503-494-1519. Or click here to provide your contact information and we will call you to register.

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Disability Emergency Management Advisory Council (DEMAC) of Oregon accepting applications through October 7

Disaster preparedness matters to all Oregonians, yet disasters can be particularly challenging for people with disabilities. The Oregon Health Authority, Department of Human Services, and Office of Emergency Management are pulling together an advisory council to help us better understand and plan for those challenges. Are you interested in this topic or in joining the council? Learn more: http://healthoregon.org/getinvolved.

LEARN

Portland Traffic and Transportation Class, The New Evolution, starts October 3

The course will weave together transportation topics as they intersect with land use, mobility, social justice and racial equality. The 10-week course will feature guest speakers from community-based organizations and the transportation industry, as well as address themes such as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Livability and Affordability; and Community Engagement. The course is designed for transportation enthusiasts to learn about evolving mobility and transportation opportunities in the city.

To learn more, please visit:  www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/psuclass

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes start October 5

Peer-to-Peer is a recovery program for anyone living with mental illness. Gain knowledge, skills, and resources, while sharing experiences with peers who are also working on their recovery. Registration is required. Find a flyer here.

  • Dates: October 5 - November 23, 2019
  • Schedule: Saturdays at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
  • To register call: 503-228-5692

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How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop, hosted October 5

The City of Portland Bureau of Human Resources is hosting a How to Apply to the City of Portland workshop Saturday, October 5.

Course participants will gain an understanding of the City of Portland’s online application process, how to submit materials, and interview information.

 If you have any questions or need to request an accommodation, contact Loan Tran at Loan.Tran@Portlandoregon.gov (preferred) or 503.823.6821.

Registration is required. Details and registration can be found at this link.

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ASL voter hotline now available (301-818-VOTE or 313-818-8683)

From the National Association of the Deaf:

It is very important that you vote and we know that voting information can be confusing and unclear.  The hotline can provide resources on the voting process. You can ask questions and get answers — in ASL!

 Volunteers will be standing by to answer any questions you have about voting. We encourage you to vote, you can use our hotline to get more information if needed! If you care about your rights and want to support/be against certain issues, make an impact by voting for candidates who will support your positions/issues.

Call the hotline at 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683) and visit the ASL Voter Hotline website for more information (in printed English and ASL).

CREATE

Project SEARCH with the City of Portland – Applications due October 3

Project SEARCH is a nationally acclaimed, nine-month unpaid internship program that is partnering with the City of Portland.

The program provides employability training for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in a fully integrated work environment with various City bureaus. Interns will work side-by-side with City employees, and have access to on-site skills trainers, mentors, and class time to learn team building, work place safety/etiquette, financial literacy, and more.

For additional information and to learn how to apply, please contact Ashton Davenport at ashton@cas-dd.org

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MENAR Fellowship program opens applications in October

From our friends at Mobility International USA

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible
The MENAR Fellowship Program offers one-year fellowships for recent college change-makers at top organizations in North Africa and the Middle East. The NCDE encourages people with disabilities to apply! The application opens in October. Learn more about the MENAR Fellowship Program

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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

White Cane Safety Day Celebration with Oregon Federation of the Blind, October 15

  • Tuesday October 15th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • PSU Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway St
  • Located at North side of building in breezeway between Smith & Cramer Hall

Join this fun and educational event! Community white cane walk & crossing at 12:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/2395675143981789/

CONNECT

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 Disability 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. You can find more information and resources on creating accessible digital content here.

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.