MWADB e-news: special meeting agenda, tactile carnival, job opening, disabilities expo
Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind Agenda for special meeting on Sept. 28
MWADB will host a special meeting to discuss MWADB’s future and the deaf-blind community. All are welcome: MWADB members and non-members who are deaf-blind, deaf-sighted, SSPs, CDIs, interpreters, friends, families, any interested parties.
Here is the agenda with questions for you to think about before the special meeting:
Lunch 11:00 to 12:30 (provided for free)
Meeting 1:00 to 5:00 (there will be breaks)
1) Introduction and meeting rules
2) Background information on MWADB
3) What are your dreams?
4) What are your struggles?
5) What are the resources out there?
6) What are the best solutions to meet the dreams of the DeafBlind Community?
Saturday, September 28
11 am to 5 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church
9545 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend as you have the power to decide the fate of MWADB’s future. Come share your dreams for the DeafBlind community!
Super fun Tactile Carnival on Nov. 9!
Join the fun at the Tactile Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 9!
From 1:00 to 5:00 play games and win prizes!
Dinner is 5:00 to 6:30.
Greenbelt Readiness Center
7100 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Cost is $15 before Nov. 6, $20 after Nov. 6.
Job opening at National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
From Andrew Cohen
The following position has been posted on the NCDB website at
Texas Health and Human Services Agency: Dept of Assistive & Rehab Serv
Department: Deaf Blind Unit and Apartment
Job Title: Manager, Deafblind & Braille Services
Mayor’s Expo on Disability Awareness
From Blaise Delahoussaye
2013 Mayor’s 6thAnnual Disability Awareness Expo
Tuesday, October 1
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (doors open at 9:30 am)
This FREE event is for all the DC residents with a disability, advocates, caregivers and providers to share information and valuable resources; build new relationships; participate in activities that are fun, relaxing and empowering!
Opening remarks from the Honorable Mayor Vincent Gray
This Expo is featuring
FREE Health Screenings
Sensory Story time
and more than 30 public and private
programs & service providers
For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact
Christina R. Mitchell
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office of Disability Rights
DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 729N
Washington, DC 20001
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