New Location Address!!!

Our new address….. (drum roll)……

3695 Broadway

Macon, GA  31206

 

Come to our event happing today and tomorrow!!!

Front of building with DC Sign, Disability Connections Logo

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YOU ARE INVITED 

to 

Disability Connections’ Open House & ADA Celebration Expo!!!Front of building with DC Sign, Disability Connections Logo

After approximately twenty years, the Middle Georgia Center for Independent Living, Inc. (d.b.a. Disability Connections) has moved!  To mark this important development, DC is hosting an Open House & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration Expo – Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd.

Here is a list of activities that will occur during the event:

  • Friday, April 22nd – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Tours will be given of DC’s newly renovated and accessible facility which includes our new showroom displaying some of the latest assistive technology
    • Mark Johnson – Disability Civil Rights and ADA Advocate – Book Signing: “I Love Today: A Story of Transformation” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Technology Vendor Exhibits will be displaying their latest products
    • Resource Providers will be sharing their information and services
    • Signup for Independent Living classes on Breaking Down Barriers, Budgeting, Nutrition, Managing Attendant Care
    • Applications available for future employment, ADA internships and volunteer surveyors
  • Saturday, April 23rd – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Technology and Resource Vendors will be on display
    • Angry Birds Contest (Think you’re good, only one rule…do it with one switch) – Kids and Adults
    • Makin’ Funny Faces – Activity for Kids
    • Signup for Independent Living classes on Breaking Down Barriers, Budgeting, Nutrition, Managing Attendant Care
    • SignApplications available for future employment, ADA internships and volunteer surveyors
    • Illusionist / Magician at 11:00 a.m.
    • Lunch at 12:00 Noon  Free BBQ & Hot Dogs – CALL YASMIN AT 478-741-1425 TO RSVP FOR A FREE LUNCH
    • ADA Reflection and Commitment
    • Community Choir Sing Off Competition at 1:00 p.m. (Audience Judging)

E-Mail us at info@disabilityconnections.com or call us at 478-741-1425 

to let us know if you’re coming and let us know if you need any materials in alternative formats, 

ASL interpreter or other accommodations!

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DC’s ADA Celebration and Open House

Front of building with DC Sign, Disability Connections Logo

YOU’RE INVITED TO A TWO DAY EVENT!!!

Friday April 22nd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drop In Anytime and come see our sponsoring vendors and exhibitors!  Come take a tour of our new our new location!

Saturday April 23rd 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Vendors and Exhibitors will be available for the second day!
  • Activities for Children
    • Angry Birds Competition (Rules….Use only one switch!!!)
    • Instead of face painting, make funny faces with the iPAD (Print and take home)
  • Magician!!! at 10a /
  • Lunch at Noon (Barbecue Sandwiches and Beef Hot Dogs)
  • An Exciting Choir Sing Off Competition at 1:00 p.m. – Battle of the Choirs!

Have Questions? Call 478-741-1425 and RSVP!

Want to be a vendor?  Click Here

Picture of front of building

3695 Broadway Macon, GA 31206

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How to Manage Attendant Care!

Successful Attendant Care

The following videos are an extensive session on strategies on managing public, private and family attendant care.  Call and ask us about upcoming small classes about managing attendant care, starting in June 2016:  478-741-1425

Edwin McWilliams’ Attendant Care

Managing Your Attendant Care

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What is Independent Living?

Edwin driving power chair our of Pickup Track using powered lift.

As an organization governed by people with disabilities and run by people with disabilities DC defines independent living as being self-determined, self-respected and having equal opportunities.

What is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)?

Disability Connections, Middle Georgia Center for Independent Living, Inc. is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential private non profit organization.  Although centers are funded in many ways through private, state and federal sources.  CILs are funded through Title VII Part B and/or Part C of the Rehabilitation Act formally under the Department of Education, now under the Community Living Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services.  Like the many CILs across the country, DC provides:

  1. Information & Resource Referral
  2. Peer Support
  3. Advocacy
  4. Independent Living Skills Training
  5. Transition Services

Click to see all the services Disability Connections provides.

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