Friday, January 19, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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:
Conflict Resolution Community Inclusion Self Advocacy 101
Creativity and the Arts Medicare/Medicaid Healthy Eating
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail: Kim Henchen c/o SANYS 620 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620
Name of Presenter(s)/Group Name:
Contact Phone Number:
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
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.
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
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.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Begin forwarded message:From: "Clark, Kim" <Kim.Clark@alleganyarc.org>Subject: Upcomign DanceDate: January 4, 2018 at 1:25:21 PM ESTTo: Bobbie Oese-Siegel <email@example.com>Cc: Sophia Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>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.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
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,Joyceand any attachments.