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Online Budget Hearing

Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education are holding a joint hearing online on the Mayor's proposed budget. Budget documents, highlights, and resources can be found at https://mayor.dc.gov/page/fy2021-budget-dchope%E2%80%93-mayor-bowser%E2%80%99s-commitment-give-every-washingtonian-fair-shot.

To watch the hearing on the Council site: Go to https://bit.ly/2ooL0l1.

To watch the hearing on the OCTFME site: Go to https://bit.ly/2JNZIro.

To view the entire budget schedule: Go to https://dccouncil.us/2019-2020-performance-oversight-fy-2021-budget-schedules/.

EDCJCC: Upcoming Virtual Inclusion Events

Thursday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Bingo Night | Thursday, June 4 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (ET) | Online via Zoom | Registration closes on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00 pm (ET)
Join your friends for bingo night! It is free to virtually attend. We will send each participant a bingo card via email. All you need are coins or other objects to cover each space. To register to participate and get the Zoom link, go to http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=158421&view=Detail. If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Talent Show | Tuesday, June 9 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (ET) | Online via Zoom
Do you love to sing, play an instrument, or dance? Do you have a trick you do with your pet? Do you have a hidden talent we don't know about? Our free virtual talent show will offer you the opportunity to show us your skills. We can't wait to learn more about you! To register to participate and get the Zoom link, go to http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=158426&view=Detail.

Bingo Night | Thursday, June 11 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (ET) | Online via Zoom | Registration closes on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:00 pm (ET)
Join your friends for bingo night! It is free to virtually attend. We will send each participant a bingo card via email. All you need are coins or other objects to cover each space. To register to participate and get the Zoom link, go to http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=158421&view=Detail. If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Exercise Class | Tuesday, June 16 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (ET) | Online via Zoom
Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for a virtual exercise class hosted by Spirit Club Fitness! It is free to (virtually) attend, but please register to get the Zoom link. To register to participate, go to http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=158427&view=Detail.

DFKDC: Upcoming Events

Friday, June 5 - Friday, June 19, 2020

Yoga Clinic | Friday, June 5 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (ET) | Online via Zoom
Join Dreams For Kids DC and DFKDC Volunteer Adina Crawford for a refreshing online yoga clinic. This clinic for youth ages 4-24 with physical and developmental disabilities will focus on body awareness, balance and stability, breathing, flexibility, functional movement, strength, and more! Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dfkdc-digital-yoga-with-adina-crawford-tickets-104067877824 to register to participate. You will receive the Zoom conference link a few days before the clinic.

Fitness Clinic | Saturday, June 13 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ET) | Online via Zoom
Join Dreams For Kids DC and fitness gurus Jessica and Anthony Armstrong (retired NFL) for an energetic online fitness clinic. This clinic for youth ages 4-24 with physical and developmental disabilities will feature valuable exercises, stretches, and more. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dfkdc-digital-fitness-with-the-armstrongs-tickets-105168166818 to register to participate. You will receive the Zoom conference link a few days before the clinic.

Art Clinic | Friday, June 19 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (ET) | Online via Zoom
Join Dreams For Kids DC and our special guest artist Jacqueline for a creative morning of drawing penguins. This clinic for youth ages 4-24 with physical and developmental disabilities will focus on basic drawing skills. No previous drawing experience is necessary. All you need is a pencil, eraser, colored pencils/markers/crayons, and paper. To register to participate, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dfkdc-digital-art-creative-drawing-with-jacqueline-tickets-106653724160. You will receive the Zoom conference link a few days before the clinic.

Note: Siblings, DFKDC volunteers, and friends are invited to join us online to make these free clinics truly inclusive events.

To read about all of our new digital programming (in light of COVID-19): Visit https://www.dreamsforkidsdc.org/programs.

DDS Joint Community and Provider Forum

Friday, June 5, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

DDS invites those that we serve, self-advocates, community partners, and other stakeholders to participate in an hour-long Webex discussion about the state of disability services during COVID-19. This event will provide providers and community stakeholders an opportunity to discuss how the District's Phased Reopening will affect agency operations and the people it supports.

Participants have the option of logging or calling in (details below). Due to technical limitations of not being able to open the call feature to all participants, please submit questions or comments to discuss to dds@dc.gov by 5 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2020, or contact Charlisa Payne at 202-442-8411 by 5 pm. The chat-box will also be open for comments and questions during the meeting for those participating through the WebEx platform. For those who aren’t able to participate through WebEx, please send a text message to 202.590.7618 during the forum to submit questions or comments.

To join the meeting via WebEx: Go to https://dcnet.webex.com/webappng/sites/dcnet/meeting/download/af791407c1ac4b5caddfe8eba94fc5a6?siteurl=dcnet&MTID=mfdce6dbf148a6945da3997e9ce874451.

To join the meeting by phone: Call in to toll number 1-650-479-3208.

Meeting number (access code): 160 255 6811

For ASL Interpretation Services:

  • Please log in at 11:50 am.
  • The video camera on your device must be on.
  • Look for and click on the name Matthew Pouncey, ASL.
  • Select Chatbox or Thumbnail to lock your screen on Matthew for ASL Interpretation.
  • If you experience problems, you can communicate with Matthew through the chatbox.

Ivymount Outreach Bingo

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Ivymount Outreach is excited to offer online events on Saturdays to connect and provide fun activities for students and families. Activities will be similar to those provided at our Saturday Camp LOL and Afterschool Clubs and will feature our amazing staff!

Go to https://www.ivymount.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=121756&pageId=7699558 to RSVP by Friday, June 5 at 3 pm. A Zoom meeting link and directions to play the game will be sent out Friday afternoon to all participants who RSVP. Each person who RSVPs will be emailed two bingo boards.

Partnering on Employment: The Critical Role of Families (Webinar Series)

Tuesday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This webinar series is intended to highlight the role that families and caregivers can play in ensuring that a meaningful job in the community is a part of the future for the person you support. Join us as we provide tools, ideas, and answers to your questions.

To view the event flyer and full webinar descriptions: Please visit https://www.yestoemployment.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DC-FamilyEngagemenWebinar.pdf.

To be signed up for the webinar all at once: Please go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9zPQwqXBSv2aPDMYE23T9Q.

Call for Proposals: 2020 TASH Conference

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

TASH is now accepting general and research-based proposals for the 2020 TASH Conference. Proposals may be submitted for Thursday's pre-conference workshops, 50-minute breakout sessions, poster presentations, and TASH Talks.

To submit a general proposal: Go to https://member.tash.org/page/2020CFPGeneral.

To submit a research proposal: Go to https://member.tash.org/page/2020CFPResearch.

POWER the Disability Vote Disability & Election Virtual Summit

Monday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the disability community is mobilizing. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to announce POWER the Disability Vote, a national, non-partisan Disability & Election Virtual Summit. On Monday & Tuesday, June 22 and 23 from noon to 3:45 pm ET on both days and will include panels, presentations, and a national call-to-action to mobilize disability voters and allies.

Disability groups across America are staring down the pandemic with a big question: given COVID-19’s impact on Americans with disabilities and growing numbers of voters who will acquire disabilities, will the Disability Vote be among the deciding factors in the 2020 Election?

YES - According to a 2018 Rutgers University study, 14.3 million people with disabilities voted in 2018, 49.3% of eligible voters with disabilities, compared with 40.8% in 2014. In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, not counting those that may acquire a disability as a result of COVID-19. That number increases to at least 62.7 million when adding voters who have a household member with a disability.

“The surge in turnout among our increasingly visible, vocal, and active voting bloc is only one reason that we need to continue to build the power of the disability vote,” said AAPD President and CEO Maria Town. “We’re also thinking about how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant gaps and weaknesses in public systems on which people with disabilities, among many others, rely. If elected officials, including the President, want to be elected, and expect our votes, they must address our issues.”

Last year, AAPD began organizing the Summit to galvanize a recent trend among Americans with disabilities: an 8.5% surge in voter turnout in 2018. AAPD has organized these voters since 2016 through their REV UP (Register! Organize! Vote! Use your Power!) campaign. Currently, over 30 states have partnered with the REV UP network. With the participation of these state coalitions, plus hundreds of Americans with disabilities and the organizations that represent them, AAPD’s POWER Summit will push the Disability Vote forward as the deciding factor of the 2020 Elections.

For information on POWER The Disability Vote, visit https://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/revup-summit/. This event was originally scheduled for January 13, 2020 as Elected for Inclusion - the Presidential Forum on Disabilities Issues.

Call for Applications: 2020 DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) was created by Congress in 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act; PL 106-98 and amended by DC College Access Improvement Act 2002 and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 for the purpose of expanding higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia.

The DCTAG team is excited to share information with you about how you can use DCTAG to decrease the cost of college if you are an eligible DC student.

For more information and to apply (by Tuesday, June 30, 2020): Please visit https://osse.dc.gov/dctag.

(Virtual) 2020 Disability:IN Conference

Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to

Join us for the disability inclusion event of the year.

To access the conference agenda, exhibitor prospectus, partner list, and registration page: Go to https://disabilityin.org/2020conference.

20th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

100's of jobs and careers from over 25 major DC/Virginia employers await you at DC/Virginia's 20th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair.

The 20th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is FREE for candidates - must be 18 years of age and older. Multicultural/Bilingual, People with Disabilities, Women, LGBTQ, Veterans and Mature candidates are encouraged to attend.

There will be hundreds of entry to professional-level employment opportunities available.

This is a professional-level event. Business attire and résumés are required for admission.

Avoid the line! Come during your lunch hour! Email your résumé to FastTrack@CityCareerFair.com with the subject: DC/Virginia and receive a confirmation code that allows you to skip the line!

Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City National Airport - 1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

Job seekers: Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcvirginias-20th-annual-diversity-employment-day-career-fair-july-28-2020-tickets-100141766720 to register to attend.

Interested employers: Please email PreBook@CityCareerFair.com for pricing details!

For more information: Go to www.citycareerfair.com.

World of Possibilities disAbilities Expo

Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The World of Possibilities disAbilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos are designed to bring people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, service providers and supporting agencies all together in one venue. Our Expos provide an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and explore disability-related products, services, technology and resources available.

Who Should Attend the Disabilities Expo:

Individuals with the following and those who love and serve them: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Limitations, Intellectual Disabilities, Vision Loss and Blindness, Mental Health Issues. The Expo is also perfect for: those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Seniors, Disabled Veterans and additionally those with Chronic Illness, Speech and Language Disorders, Spinal Cord Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

World of Possibilities disAbilities Expos are exclusively held bi-annually in Maryland. Our Expos are FREE to attendees. Free wheelchair rental and repair are available during the Expo.

Place: Prince George's Sports and Learning Center - 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover, MD

To learn more and register: Please visit https://expo.caringcommunities.org.

Questions? Please contact Mona Freedman at 410-549-5707 or mona@caringcommunities.org.


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