Thank you to Banner Buzz

Disability Action Center, along with Rockets & Robots Science Club for Kids with Autism would like to thank the generous donation of a banner from Banner Buzz.

The banner will be displayed at the upcoming Mini-Maker’s Faire on November 12, 2016 at the Redding Civic Auditorium.  If you would like to see more work from Banner Buzz, please feel free to visit their website at  Thank you!

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Join DAC Saturday for the Chico Parade of Lights! Activities begin at 6:00 PM

DAC is planning a special evening for the Parade of Lights this Saturday, October 22 in downtown Chico.  Festivities get underway at 6:00 PM on Broadway next to the Downtown Plaza.  In partnership with Ability First, great local nonprofit specializing in adaptive athletics for youth with disabilities, Disability Action Center will be presenting our first-ever HANDCYCLE CHALLENGE!  We’ll have an array of adaptive cycles available to try – for people of all ages and all abilities.  We’ll also have music and games and challenges at various levels + prizes and giveaways. One block down from us, bewtween 5th and 6th Streets on Broadway,  Ability First will be demonstrating Wheelchair Rugby!

And that’s just the beginning of the fun!  During the Handcycle Challenge we’ll have lights and glow-sticks to decorate your own personal rig, a borrowed wheelchair or handcycle – or yourself!  At 7:15 we’ll head over to our assigned staging area and prepare to join the Parade of LIghts! If you haven’t experienced this parade you really should treat yourself – it is colorful, creative and very festive.

We welcome everyone who wants to roll, walk or ride the float.  We aren’t taking the pirate ship out this year, so no pirate costumes necessary.  The parade theme is “Wonders of the Wild,” so if you have an animal mask or costume please wear it and bring any extras you might have. If not – just come as you are!

We would be grateful for volunteer support and/or participants.  A couple of stout people to help wrangle wheelchairs would be greatly appreciated.  But most of all we want YOU and YOURS to join us, have fun AND demonstrate what inclusion for people with disabilities looks like.

One last note: We will begin setting up at around 5:00 PM, 4th & Broadway, so come a bit early if you can. If you wait until closer to start time parking downtown can be tricky … so give yourselves PLENTY of time!

For more information or questions or to RSVP please call Disability Action Center and ask for Evan.  530-893-8527. (RSVP is NOT necessary.  This is an open to the public event.)  Or send an email to  See you Saturday!

Here is the facebook address for Ability First:


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AT for Gardening

Check out the new selection of gardening equipment in DAC’s Device Lending Library!  Just in time for Fall planting.





Potted Plant Mover with 2 Wheels           Item Number 160872

Ergonomic Steel Bulb Auger                        Item Number 161162

Walnut and Pecan Picker Upper                Item Number 160908

Snappy Grip Ergonomic Handles                Item Number 160915

Thermoskins Arthritis Gloves                      Item Number 160877

Ergo Mates Strapping Cushion for Shoes Item Number 161031


Deborah Uhl

AT Coordinator

Disability Action Center

1600 West Street

Redding, CA  96001




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Traumatic Brain Injury Program Group Schedule in Redding CA

First Thursday of the Month

Morning Meeting 10am-12pm in the Redding Office Group Room at 1600 West. St. Redding CA 96001

  • Group Support
  • Productive Activities

Second Thursday of the Month

Afternoon Meeting 1:30pm-3:30pm in the Redding Office Group Room at 1600 West St. Redding CA 96001

  • Group Support
  • Productive Activities

Third Thursday of the Month

Mid-Day Meeting 11:30am-1:30pm in the Redding Office Group Room at 1600 West St. Redding CA  96001

  • Group Support
  • Educational Series

Any questions please call Teresa at (530) 242-8550 ext. 201

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Halloween is October 31st. This event is Saturday October 29th.


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September 21, 2016 · 8:34 AM

DAC joins Chico Velo Gran Fondo Saturday! Proud to be part of fully-accessible cycling event!

Come on out to to Durham Park this Saturday morning to join DAC at the Chico Velo Gran Fondo Challenge bicycling event.  A wide array of hand cycles and other adaptive cycles will be available to anyone to try out and ride around.  Visit the website at for more information.  Or call the Chico DAC office at 530-893-8527 – ask for Evan. fondo-logoadaptive-riders

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The fifth Annual “All Abilities” Challenge Fondo rides again on Saturday, featuring rides and races for hand-cyclists, recumbents, tandems and adaptive (upper or lower leg) disability, visually or hearing impaired and fully-able road bike riders.`

Bobby McMullen, a blind mountain biker, is back for his second year, and he will be joined by triathlete and amputee Jordan Lea to compete and inspire participants in the event put on by Chico Velo.


McMullen was born and raised in Redding and has close ties to Chico. A survivor of diabetes and loss of vision as well as a two-time double transplant (kidney and pancreas), McMullen competes on downhill courses like Downieville and the Megavalanche on Alpe D’Huez following a guide rider. An inspirational speaker, McMullen encourages all to find the best within themselves.

“My goal is to increase awareness of, and appreciation for disabled athletes,” McMullen said.

Joining McMullen is Lea of Vancouver, British Columbia. A cyclist, triathlete and amputee, Lea is a survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a 10-year battle with costeomyelitis, which led to two amputations, first his foot and then below the knee. Lea has used competition as a motivator. In addition to training competitively and work among other commitments, Lea supports other amputees with one-on-one mentorships.


“It is my goal to show what is possible, and to motivate and mentor other amputees who might not have support to follow their dreams,” Lea said. “I believe the best success comes in the face of challenge, hardship and uncertainty.”

The Challenge Fondo offers timed routes and fun rides. Timed options include hilly 100, 65 and 50 miles, and a flat, fast 30-mile course. Leisurely rides include flat 20- and 3-mile fun rides that are not timed.

The longer races will start promptly at 8 a.m. at Durham Community Park. Course and the finish line will close at 5 p.m.

Pre-registration is open until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, and on-site registration will be available Friday, and on ride day.

For more information, go to

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