Monthly Archives: November 2011

State hopes to end ‘friction’ with Duchesne County over new voting precincts

http://desne.ws/tikqnL

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COME AND MEET OUR STATE LEGISLATORS (Utah County)

November 30, 2011
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

The Grassroots Advocacy Partnership
INVITES YOU TO COME AND MEET OUR STATE LEGISLATORS
November 30, 2011 6:30-8:30 PM
Alpine Transition and Education Center (ATEC)
350 N State St., Lindon
Money is tight, budgets are being cut, and services for those with disabilities are going to change.
If you are concerned about any of the following programs, please come AND GET INVOLVED.
Regular Education, Special Education, Early Intervention,
DSPD-Division of Services for People with Disabilities (supported employment, residential services, respite, family support, supported living, day services),
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Services, Medicaid medical services,
Independent Living Services and DCFS.
We have invited all of the Representatives in Utah County
QUESTIONS ~ Call Jodi Hansen 801-455-7369
jodi@thehansens.name
RSVP appreciated but NOT required.
We want to thank ATEC for letting us use their building to have this event.

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Medicaid

This is to let you know that Medicaid will be transferring their computer systems on December 28-29th 2011.  Because of this you cannot renew your prescriptions on those days.  They will allow you to purchase your medications for that month only, a week ahead of time.  We have all had to work with computer systems and know that it often can take a little longer then we think so I would plan it being down even an extra day or so just to be on the safe side. Medications are so important to so many of our kids so please don’t find yourself without and plan ahead.
Please pass this information around so no one gets caught without medications.
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Utah’s Expanding Opportunites Inclusion Initiative

December 7, 2011
9:00 amto1:00 pm

You are being invited to attend and participate in the second stakeholder meeting of Utah’s Expanding Opportunities Inclusion Initiative Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:00-1:00
Lunch provided

Department of Workforce Services 1385 South State Street, room 401 SLC, UT

Please RSVP to Carolyn by Dec. 1st at 801-468-0061
The Expanding Opportunities Project is part of a federal and state initiative to increase inclusive opportunities for young children with disabilities and their families. The purpose of this group is to work collaboratively across the different systems that serves children with special needs to develop and sustain a continuum of support through statewide inter-agency efforts.  Our Stakeholder agencies include: Child Care Licensing, Baby Watch Early Intervention, Head Start, The Office of Child Care Preschool Special Education, Higher Education, Department of Human Services-Developmental Disabilities and Parent Support Groups for Children with Special Needs.  As a stakeholder’s group we identify goals and action items that will help support our vision of helping all children and families become full members of the communities in which they live.

Purpose of the Stakeholder Meeting:  To bring together members of Utah’s early childhood community.
Agenda:

  • Review the mission, vision and shared values of the initiative
  • Get updates on 1010 goals decided at last year’s meeting
  • Share information about current happenings in inclusion statewide
  • Brainstorm ideas that will assist in reaching desired outcomes
  • develop a statewide goals and activities for the upcoming year
  • Networking lunch to share resources that support increased participation of children with disabilities in inclusive opportunities in quality settings

We are excited about the upcoming meeting and hope you will be able to participate on this important initiative! Expanding Opportunities Leadership Team

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SLC Family to Family Networks ~ Tentative Plans for 2012

SLC Family to Family Networks ~ Tentative Plans for 2012

Positive Behavior Support ~ Tuesday, Jan 17 from 7-9 pm @
South Valley School (8400 South Redwood Road)

Housing ~ Tuesday, Feb 21 from 7-9 pm @ South Valley School
(8400 South Redwood Road)

Guardianship ~ Wednesday, Jan 11 from 10:00 am to 12 noon
4444 South 700 East Suite 203 (northwest corner of 4500 S 700 E)

Financial Planning ~ Wednesday, Feb 8 from 10:00 am to 12 noon
4444 South 700 East Suite 203 (northwest corner of 4500 S 700 E)

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My heart is filled with Gratitude!!!!

Trees for Charity

I am thrilled to be a part of Family to Family Network!! Last year we raised a modest amount of funds for our Special needs T-ball, egg hunt, movie party, and Mothers Day brunch. Just this past week our network was LUCKY enough to be nominated for our local “Trees for Charity Event.” On Thursday our Tree (which was donated) was auctioned off for $6000!!!! My co-chair Dana Ross and I are thrilled beyond words at the generosity of Lightning T Trucking and Western Chemical both of which are in Duchesne County! We are so excited to start planning events for years to come!!! We have so much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving!!

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Democracy Day

January 30, 2012
8:00 amto1:00 pm

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WE HAVE FREE TICKETS!!

WE HAVE FREE TICKETS!! To the Repertory Dance Theater this Friday Nov. 18th @ 7:30, and Saturday Nov. 19 @ 2:00 ~ www.rdtutah.org Please let us know if you are interested in tickets by posting a message below. Also, email me at ourworld.jessicakerr@yahoo.com and let me know how many tickets you will be needing I will get your tickets set aside for you. A BIG THANK YOU to Sharetix for these amazing free tickets!!

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Share Thanksgiving with friends

Thanksgiving Dinner
Date: November 22, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Description:
Turkey stuffing and all the fixings! Yum, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and good times with your friends here at Common Ground. @cgadventures.org

New Discoveries Clubhouse
Thursday, November 24th
10am-4pm
Call 435-213-3666 for location and more information

Angie’s Restaurant
690 North Main St., Logan
435-752-9252
(No charge, donations accepted)

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!

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Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities 2011 UAID Holiday Gift Box

You are invited!! Kick off open house!
GOAL FOR 2011- 1000 INDIVIDUALS!!!

Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities 2011 UAID Holiday Gift Box
*Date: November 10TH *Time: 2:00pm-7pm
*Location: UAID Office 1453 South Major St. SLC (Between State and Main) www.uaidutah.org

Come pick your ornaments!
RSVP to nonie@uaidutah.org or call 801-654-8449
Mailing Address: P.O Box 25304, SLC UT 84125
Refreshments will be served

1000 bags of assorted sizes of underwear and socks will be needed this year, SO PLEASE BRING A PACKAGE.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE. GIFT WRAPPING!!!

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