DSLC reschedules its Tech Expo & More

Disability Services & Legal Center, has a new date for their Tech Expo & More – Friday, May 11th 2018 at 10am – 3pm.  The Tech Expo & More will be held at the Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

DSLC postponed their 2017 Tech Expo because of the North Bay fires.  At that time, the space scheduled to host the Tech Expo was being used as a temporary shelter for people displaced by the fires.  Since then, the people at DSLC have been working to assist disable people who were displaced by the fires.

About DSLC

“Disability Services & Legal Center (DSLC) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. DSLC has been the primary resource for adults, children, veterans and seniors with disabilities and their families in Sonoma County since 1976.

DSLC is one of California’s 28 Centers for Independent Living (CIL/ILC) that promotes the Independent Living philosophy through education, community partnerships and advocacy.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa (with branch offices in Napa and Ukiah), the organization serves people with disabilities in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties. DSLC serves over 2,000 people annually, providing information, advice and assistance on a wide range of disability-related matters.”

Read more about DSLC at http://mydslc.org/

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SCVMC Peer Support Program, Thanksgiving Dinner

Peer Support Program, Thanksgiving Dinner
Please join us and celebrate Thanksgiving with our TBI/ Stroke Peer Support Team, SCI Peer support Team, SCVMC staff and SCVMC past Rehab patients. We hope to see you there.
Thursday, November 16th 2017
SCVMC Peer Support Program Thanksgiving Dinner
At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Cafeteria
(located in the 2nd floor of the Rehab Building)
751 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
Event is free, but you must RSVP by no
later than Monday, November 13th.
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BORP night at Oracle Arena, November 24th

Friday, November 24 is BORP (Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program) Night at Oracle Arena where the Warriors will take on the Chicago Bulls. Like last year, a portion of the ticket sales will benefit our youth sports program and the BORP Jr.  Road Warriors will get to play on the court before the game!

Accessible seating is available, but it tends to go quickly. Click here to purchase tickets (use promo code BORP). Click here for info about purchasing accessible seats.

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Invention Ideas Needed for Stanford Course

David Jaffe, who teaches Perspectives in Assistive Technology at Stanford University, is soliciting student project ideas from the community for the course starting this January. The course teaches students about the needs of the disabled community, and about how to take an identified need and solve it with a new invention. Each year, the course starts off with a number of project suggestions, presented by other students, health care professionals, members of the disabled community, as well as friends and family members.

If you have an idea for something new that can be “made” that would help solve an unmet need faced by the disabled or elderly, here’s your chance to see your idea become a reality. If your idea is selected, you will get a chance to work with a team of Stanford students to guide them and work with them as they develop a prototype device that addresses the problem. Click this link to read the submission requirements.

To get your idea considered, please contact Dave via email.

Click here read the latest newsletter for the course.

Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a Winter Quarter Stanford course – now anticipating its twelfth year – that explores the design, development, and use of assistive technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults. It consists of semi-weekly classroom discussions; lectures by notable professionals, clinicians, and assistive technology users; tours of local medical, clinical, and engineering facilities; student project presentations and demonstrations; an assistive technology faire; and a film screening. Organization of the coming year’s course is underway, with the first class session in January.

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Abilities Expo Workshops, Oct 29

Today is Caregiver Day at Abilities Expo at the San Mateo County Fairground. Here are today’s workshops:

The following workshops are presented by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and are geared for the loved ones who give so much. Learn more at www.christopherreeve.org

11:45am – 12:45pm Acupressure for Stress Relief: The Seva Stress Release Program
Presented by: Regina Rosenthal PT, MA, RYT-200
Location: Workshop #1

1:00pm – 2:00pm Putting Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues to Sleep
Presented by: Jay Gupta RPh, MScIM, MTM, RxYT & Terry Gupta MSW, RxYT, RMT
Location: Workshop #1

2:15pm – 3:15pm Protected Tomorrows: Future Care Plans
Presented by: Mary Anne Ehlert, Expert in Special Needs Planning and Services
Location: Workshop #1

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