Monthly Archives: July 2011

Newsletter 7/27/11 – Healthcare – what it means, Medicaid matters

Check out our latest newsletter…Urgent call to action decisions affecting healthcare and medicaid in Washington, DC. Click here to read more.

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Redistricting Committee coming to Park City TODAY

July 26, 2011
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

There is still time to participate Legislative Redistricting Committee - They will be in Park City tonight – July 26th at 6:00 PM 

This is the last of the Committee’s public hearings for this year. For all of who you haven’t made it to our other 16 meetings, now is your chance! The meeting will be held at the Park City High Lecture Hall, which is located at 1750 Kearns Blvd. The meeting begins at 6 PM.

Be sure to check out the notice, so you have an idea what the meeting will be like. 

Also, for those who have submitted plans via our awesome redistricting tool, if you’d like, you have the opportunity to present and explain your plan personally to the Committee at the meeting. This a great opportunity to provide personally input about how you feel the process should be going.

We look forward to hearing you input, and see you there.

Using information from the 2010 Census, the Utah State Legislature will redraw districts for our State Legislature, State School Board and The United States House of Representatives. “Redistricting ensures that each citizen’s vote carries the same weight and preserves the ideal of one person, one vote”.  (redistrictutah.com)   

Redistricting can also determine the balance of political parties in our country and state and how well your area of the state is represented. Don’t let this process happen without your voice. Please plan to attend, listen, learn, and participate.  Go to http://www.redistrictutah.com for additional information about the process and to comment online.

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NAMI Walks

September 24, 2011
8:00 amto2:00 pm

NAMI Walks – September 24th View Flyer for more information

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Wasatch County Special Needs Rodeo – Aug 5th

August 5, 2011
8:30 amto12:00 pm

Wasatch County Special Needs Rodeo – for more information contact Candyce Meriwether by visiting website http://specialneedsstampede.tripod.com/

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Dr. Peter Gerhardt – Transition Conference – August 6th

August 6, 2011
8:30 amto3:00 pm
A Day with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder – transition, education, employment, residential and community.
For more information and to register, please visit www.utahfamilylinks.org
When
Sat Aug 6 8:30am – 3pm Mountain Time
Where
Red Lion Hotel – Salt Lake Downtown, 161 West 600 South, Salt Lake City, UT (map)
This conference is advertised for the autism community but will apply and be of value to many within the disability community.
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LCPD Meeting – August 4th

August 4, 2011
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

The next meeting of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities will be on Thursday, August 4th from 12:30 – 2 at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI).  1950 West 250 North, Salt Lake City.

Included on the agenda will be the election of new officers.  The LCPD bylaws may be viewed on their website.

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Grandfamilies classes

July 28, 2011

A new round of Grandfamilies classes is due to begin on July 28th. Several families that were signed up have dropped out so we have room for more. If you are working with any families in which the adults are raising relative’s children and they could use some extra support and education, send them our way. We’d really like to have a full class and this is a great resource for families in this unique situation. If you have questions about the classes or program, please contact Noelle Pitcher, with Grandfamilies AmeriCorps VISTA, (801) 852-4491. Visit website here for more information.

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Upcoming Events – YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Upcoming-Events-you-don-t-want-to-miss-from-Grassroots-Advocacy-Partnership.html?soid=1104612156978&aid=-Ve_JyL9F-U.

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NOTICE OF SOCIAL SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE Public Testimony Opportunity

July 21, 2011
8:00 amto12:00 pm

NOTICE OF SOCIAL SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE – Public Testimony Opportunity DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2011 TIME: 8:00 a.m. PLACE: Utah State Developmental Center, 895 N. American Fork, Utah.

The Chairs have requested that individuals with experience receiving, applying for, or providing disability services share what is working or not working well with disability services in Utah. Public input is tentatively scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Please contact Debbie Benson before 2 p.m. Monday, July 18th at 801-538-1034 if you wish to be considered for public comment. Please indicate the perspective of disability services you’ll be discussing (for example – individual with disabilities, Medicaid, provider, etc.) as well as if you are with a particular organization and your contact information.

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