Come join our forever friends at our monthly Support Group! Family and friends are always welcome. First Thursday of every month.
Sophia Gross with TN Career Center was our speaker at Support Group this month.
She shared information about their resources to assist you. Some support they offer:
Rehabilitative Services for eligible persons with disabilities
Veterans Program providing labor exchange and specialized services to military veterans
Youth Program for ages 16 - 21 which includes educational "field trips" out of state
Vocational Rehab to support those struggling with decisions regarding working versus receiving disability benefits
Job readiness information
Older Workers Job Club for ages 50 and up
To contact them for assistance:
~~Please note, they are not connected with Unemployment~~
www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/cc or 423-894-5354
DISABILITY RIGHTS TREATY - ACTION ON NOVEMBER 5
The Epilepsy Foundation is a strong supporter of this treaty that will protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities as they live, work, travel, study, retire or serve abroad. Tony Coelho, former President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation, was an honored guest at the hearing and was thanked by Committee Chair John Kerry (MA) for his long-time commitment to the ADA and full rights and inclusion for all people with disabilities.
It is crucial that the United States Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is passed before the end of the year. Please take action now, and call your Senator TODAY to support the CRPD!
To kick offEpilepsy Awareness Month, we’re inviting you, your friends, and family to answer the question “When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?” as part of the Epilepsy Foundation’s “Now I Know” video campaign.
Click here to submit a short video that shares your experiences with epilepsy and talks about one resource that helped you live better with epilepsy. Not only will your video help others living with epilepsy, but you could also have a chance to win an iPad, among other prizes. Videos may also be featured online or at local Epilepsy Foundation events.
Submit your video before midnight, Eastern on December 31, 2012 and then encourage your friends and families to vote.
Epilepsy Foundation of America will be featuring videos from SE Tennessee and NW Georgia on our Facebook page, so don’t forget to select Epilepsy Foundation Southeast Tennessee when you upload your video!
Voting will open on January 1, 2013. Winners will be announced in February 2013. For more information and complete contest rules, visit EpilepsyFoundation.org and the contest page .
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RSVP FOR OUR YEARLY HOLIDAY PARTY
We would love to have you join us for our yearly Holiday Party!
Please RSVP by 11/30/12 so that we can make final arrangements.
What: Food, fun, and friendship
When: December 6, 2012 (Thursday) at 6:00
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
Who: Clients, Support Group attendees, Staff, and your familes
Dress: Casual... From your favorite holiday outfit to your Santa hat or reindeer antlers