Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Visit Via Services at the 4th Annual Disability Awareness Day!


Come visit Via Services as we present a workshop on how to use iPads to play, learn, and socialize. Workshop is from 9-10am at the San Jose Rotunda room 120.

Disability Awareness Day is a celebration of unity, inviting the entire community to participate while promoting awareness and appreciation of people with differing abilities. Disability Awareness Day provides educational opportunities to the general public on the many barriers people encounter in our society. Disability Awareness Day seeks to empower persons with differing abilities and their families through information and resource acquisition to overcome those barriers. Disability Awareness Day celebrates diversity and strives to build an integrated community in which all people are valued.

Disability Awareness Day includes:
  • Free Educational Workshops
  • Live Music and Entertainment, Presented by MCs Sam and Lisa of K-Bay
  • Demos
  • Art Displays
  • Resource Fair
  • Games and Activities
Entertainment Schedule
10-10:15 Subacute Saratoga Children's Hospital/ scribbles and giggles pediatric day health for special needs kids
10:15-10:30 Elwyn Inc.
10:30-10:45 Andrew Wilson, solo drum performance
10:45-11:20 Friends of children with special needs group performance with Lawrence Wang, saxophonist
11:20-11:50 Bernard Smith, keyboard and solo vocalist
11:50- 12:25 Nick Guzman...Headliner
12:30 welcome/Lunchtime Program
12:45-1:15 Basketball with Lee
1:15-1:45 College of Adaptive Arts
1:45-2:15 Colours in Motion dance team 

Workshop Schedule*
*The current workshop schedule is still being finalized so workshops currently listed may be subject to change
Workshops at 9 AM
Location: Room 120
Workshop: How iPads Provide Opportunities to Learn, Play, and Socialize
Presenter: Shannon Des Roches Rosa, co-founder and editor of the book “Thinking Person's Guide to Autism” and blog project “Squidalicious”, and Via Services
·Location: Room 119
Workshop: How Work Affects Social Security and SSI Disability Benefits
Presenter: Mel Irvin, Disability Claims Representative
·Location: Room 118
Workshop: Building a Village of Support
Presenter: Anna Wang, Vice President of Programs at Friends of Children with Special Needs
Workshops at 10 AM
· Location: Room 120
Workshop: The Value of an Inclusive Early Education
Presenter: Dilnavaz Bamboat, Program Manager / Inclusion Specialist, Milestone Preschool
·Location: Room 119 
Workshop: Music is Therapy
 Presenter: Jody Wilfong, M.M.,MT-BC,NMT
·Location: Room 118
Workshop: Autism Coming of Age and How to Plan for the Future
Presenter: MFP Special Care Planning Team and Premiere PBS Documentary
Workshops at 11 AM
·Location: Room 120
Workshop: How iPads Provide Opportunities to Learn, Play, and Socialize
Presenter: Shannon Des Roches Rosa, co-founder and editor of the book and blog project, “Thinking Person's Guide to Autism” and VIA Services
·Location: Room 119
Workshop: Warm Water Therapy to Benefit Disability Health Issues
Presenter: Jenna Pioli, Program Manager of Abilities United Aquatic Services
·Location: Room 118
Workshop: Autism Coming of Age and How to Plan for the Future
Presenter: MFP Special Care Planning Team and Premiere PBS Documentary

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