Exceptional Partners Presenters: Brad Hunt
and Wyn Emery
Please join us on April 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Agency Spotlight with Exceptional Partners. Exceptional Partners provides specialized case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our Presenters, Brad Hunt and Wyn Emery will discuss the services they provide in our community.
Please join us on April 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Join us for tips on how to create an emergency kit and get tips on how to be prepared for the upcoming Hurricane season and other emergencies that can arise. We will have examples of what to add to your kit.
Assistive Technology to Promote Independence: JAWS
Please join us on April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Don will present on JAWS. JAWS is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. You will be able to navigate the Internet, write a document, read an email and create presentations. Don will discuss: What is a screen reader? He will explain in detail that a screen reader is a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display.
Author Spotlight with Katie Bannister with her latest book "On A Roll "
Please join us on April 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Katie Bannister is an accomplished author of several books including self help, children’s stories, and more. She is a person with a disability and will be sharing a bit about her journey of life.
On A Roll: How It Feels To Be On Wheels is the story of Katie Rodriguez Banister, who became a quadriplegic after an auto accident at the age of 25 years old. Resigned to life in a wheelchair, she thought her life was over but the truth was a new life was just beginning. Through intimate storytelling, Katie shares her personal search for self-acceptance, love, and survival.
Overview of Youth Transition Services Presenter: Danny Broxson
Please join us on May 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Join Danny Broxson, IL Specialist and Youth Transition Coordinator at CIL of Northwest Florida as he presents what Transition Services are and what services are available at CIL of Northwest Florida and how to go about getting the services. All services are free to consumers but paid for by grants and partnerships with Vocational Rehabilitation, Escambia County, and others.
Agency Spotlight: Lakeview Center Presenter: Sweneda McDonald
Please join us on May 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Tavara Richard, I&R Intake Specialist with CIL of Northwest Florida welcomes Sweneda McDonald, LMHC from the Lakeview Center. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month She will talk about how mental health should be recognized as a disability. It may not necessarily be something that we can see like someone with a physical disability, but it is there as an “invisible disability”.
Guardian Advocacy for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Please join us on May 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Attorney Lauren A. Merritt will present on Florida’s guardian advocacy process for adults with developmental disabilities. Learn what disabilities qualify for guardian advocacy, how you can be appointed as a guardian advocate, and how the guardian advocacy process is different from the guardianship process.
AT for Independence:
with Terrance Ho
Please join us on May 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Braze Mobility provides an affordable navigation solution for wheelchair users. Our blind spot sensors enable our clients to the avoid the embarrassment, damage or injury that can occur when they are moving around. The solution automatically detects obstacles and provides intuitive audio, visual and vibration alerts to the wheelchair driver, so that they understand the location of an object and how close it is, while staying fully in control. Our solution provides peace of mind and confidence to our users.
AT to Promote Independence: Ubi-Duo Vendor Spotlight
Please join us on May 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Our Presenter Anna Hanson, from sComm will highlight the Evolution of face-to-face communication between Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing is here with Ubi-Duo 3! Everyone deserves barrier-free communication. Enjoy spontaneous conversations. No need to schedule a time just to be able to communicate with someone.