Friday, January 19, 2018

An enlightening quote from an equally enlightening individual...

Quote of the Day

Self Advocacy Leadership Institute

Here is an opportunity to be trained by Youth Power on self advocacy and get involved in their Emerging Leaders Network. Please share with anyone interested. The deadline for application is January 28th. Click the link for more info and for the application. If you or someone who know applies and gets accepted, let me know!

http://www.youthpowerny.org/nyisaapp/

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Call for Workshop Proposals for the 2018 Regional Self Advocacy Conference- Please share!

Hello everyone! 

We are looking for self advocates or self advocacy groups to present workshops at this year's Regional Conference in Batavia, NY.  The conference is a two day event held on June 28thand 29th, 2018 with workshops offered on June 29th. The theme is "Self Advocates SOARING – Our Dreams with Wings". We are looking for qualified presenters, especially self advocacy groups to present workshops. I have attached this as a form you can print out and share.

Here are some examples of workshop topics we are looking for: 

Yoga                                                  Internet Safety                                  Managed Care

Conflict Resolution                            Community Inclusion                        Self Advocacy 101

Employment                                      Self Determination                            Relationships/ Boundaries

Personal Stories                                SSI and Marriage                             Life with Autism

Creativity and the Arts                       Medicare/Medicaid                           Healthy Eating

LGBTQ                                              Advocacy in High School                 Meditation

Skits and Roleplays

 

Please fill out this form and send it by February 20, 2018. You can send it to: 

Gwen Squire by email: MsSpitfire66@yahoo.com, by mail ATTN: Gwen Squire c/o SANYS 1200 East and West Rd. Bldg 16, West Seneca, NY 14224 

OR Kim Henchen/Allen Fontaine by email:  sa_presentations@yahoo.com, by mail: Kim Henchen c/o SANYS 620 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620

 

Name of Presenter(s)/Group Name:

 
 
 

Contact Person:

 

Contact Phone Number:

 


Workshop title:

 

Workshop description:

 
 
 
 
 

Needs: (please circle)       TV/VCR     Flipchart/Markers     Screen    Overhead Projector

 

Please note: If you are doing a Power Point presentation, you will need to bring your own laptop and speakers.

 

We will contact you to confirm your presentation. Please call Gwen Squire @ 716-517-3598  if you have any questions.

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

DDRO Director Kirk Maurer to speak about Managed Care and CCO's at the next Regional Self Advocacy Meeting

Hello everyone-

The next Regional Self Advocacy meeting is Thursday January 18th, 2018 from 6-7:30pm at Belmont Housing Resources, 1195 Main Street Buffalo, NY. DDRO Director Kirk Maurer will be our guest speaker to share information about the upcoming changes to Service Coordination and move to Coordinated Care/ Managed Care, All are welcome to attend. Please share with self advocates in your group and anyone else you think would be interested. Marie Malinowski will also be giving an update on the VOICE Accessibility Task Force.

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
western@sanys.org
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Want to join in? Spread the Word to End the Word

Hi everyone-

Please see the attached flyer for Spread the Word to End the Word. If you would like to join a team or know someone who does to get people to take the pledge, let me know or contact the numbers on the flyer. Or, if you or some members of your group want to set up in a cafe or other public place in your area to get people to sign the pledge, let me know, and we can include you in the campaign. 

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fwd: Upcoming Dance

Hi Folks in the Southern Tier! This looks very fun. Please share with folks you know in the area.

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Begin forwarded message:

From: "Clark, Kim" <Kim.Clark@alleganyarc.org>
Subject: Upcomign Dance
Date: January 4, 2018 at 1:25:21 PM EST
To: Bobbie Oese-Siegel <oese@collabfl.org>
Cc: Sophia Roberts <western@sanys.org>

Hi Bobbi and Sophia- Would you mind sharing the flyer for the upcoming dance in Houghton, NY one last time. The participation is low and I am hoping we can get more people interested in attending.
Thank you,
Kim Clark
 
 
 
 
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE -- This email is intended only for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message. Thank you.

Great Opportunity for Self Advocates! Partners in Policymaking--- Please Share

Good Morning,

I am excited to share new information about the 2018 NYS Partners in Policymaking program and am asking for your support with helping to spread the word.

As you know, the Partners experience offers individuals living with an intellectual/developmental disability and their family members a terrific opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to become effective advocates and leaders. One of the central features of the course is introducing Partners to national speakers and thought leaders across a variety of critical topic areas and issues. Until now, this has been exclusive to members of the current Partners class.

This year, Partners will be "paying it forward" by hosting series of six workshops around the state that will be offered to the general public. (check out www.nyspip.org for dates, topics and speakers). Registered participants will be able to attend in person or access our live telecast.  What a great way to meet advocates, thought leaders, learn together and expand the network of people who care about building inclusive communities.  
Attached to this email is a current Partners flyer that provides information about the upcoming 2018 course.  I am asking that you consider sharing it widely across your network(s); print out copies and post them in high-traffic areas where people can see them; include it in your newsletter; post it on your website and social media sites. If you would like hard copies of the flyer and/or promotional postcards, let me know and I can arrange to have these sent to you in bulk. 

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have or to request hard copies of the attached material.  
There is no better time than now to support advocacy action and leadership development in New York State. Thank you in advance for standing with the NYS Partners in Policymaking program!
 
All the best,
Joyce
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