Live Storytelling Returns to DAC May 24!

Disability Action Center is excited to bring an evening of live storytelling back for “SpeakEasy Live #2” on Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the  DAC Community Room, 1161 East Ave in Chico.  We presented our inaugural event, SpeakEasy Live #1, way back on December 29th of last year.  It was a fun and entertaining evening that featured the talented, Santy Gray, who shared a very personal tale about family photo of a vintage audio microphonedynamics and even included a bit of impressive gospel singing! DAC Executive Director, Evan LeVang, told a story that took place while he was a young performer in an internationally-traveling Wild West Show.  There were musical performances and poetry readings, as well. So, you never know what you’re going to hear at SpeakEasy Live. Do you have a story to tell?  Trick Question!  Because EVERYONE has a story to tell!

Don’t let your stories fade away – give them life by telling them!

We are presenting Storytelling Workshops designed for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced public speakers.  The workshops feature video tutorials on storytelling structure and performance;  provide opportunities to brainstorm story topics and to work on developing and refining your 10-minute story for live performance.

Join us for our next workshop on Thursday, May 11 at 3:00 PM, DAC Chico at 1161 East Ave.

By the way, criteria for SpeakEasy Live stories is that the stories be true, first-person accounts that can be told in about a 10-minute time frame.  We allow storytellers to use notes or any assistive device they choose.  People with communication-related disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to participate.  For more information please call Carolyn Nava at (530) 893-8527 – Extension 114.

DAC in the News

DAC & The Forum – This episode of The Forum features groups who are giving opportunities to people with disabilities. Pete Carr talks about the founding of the Challenger Little League, and how rewarding it is for those children to play on a team.

Disability Action Center follows with our Redding consumer Specialists Teresa Evans and Pam Thomason. They share about their programs to help people of all ages and abilities.

Thanks Giving

DAC_logo_iconTo all those who make a difference in the lives of others; thank you.  To all those who donate their time and energy into Disability Action Center; thank you.  To all those who bring in supplies and equipment to recycle that is given back out to others in our communities; thank you.

Rockets & Robots at the Mini-Maker Faire in Redding November 12, 2016

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The mission of the Rockets & Robots Club is to develop and encourage the natural ability of children on the autism spectrum for the purposes of preparing them for a science-related career and enhancing their enjoyment of life in an environment that is sensitive to their needs.

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Some of the club topics will be:

  • Model Rockets
  • Robotics
  • Computer Programming
  • Legos
  • Natural Science

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These are some of the images from the Mini-Maker Faire.  Children enjoying the faire, and booth at the Civic Center on Saturday with Violet.

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A robot that follows lines showcased by Russ.

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If you are interested in more information, or having your child join R&R, please contact Russ.  Email-> russ@actionctr.org

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Help With Voting

Your vote matters! If you need voter education materials on audio tape, CD, in large print or plain language, or downloads to listen to or read with a screen reader…be sure to order these alternate formats today, so that they show up in plenty of time for Election Day. Contact your County Elections Office or CA Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/…/voting-resources/voters-disabilities.

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Additional food for thought and this graphic is available at:  https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/voting/applause/voting-via-atm-network-

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 http://www.bannerbuzz.com/  Thank you!

AT for Gardening

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

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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

(530)242-8550

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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 http://www.challengegranfondo.org/ for more information.  Or call the Chico DAC office at 530-893-8527 – ask for Evan. fondo-logoadaptive-riders