The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is partnering with the Alliance of People with Disabilities to host a public hearing. The public hearing will gather information to develop a three year (2017-2019) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs in your community. Seattle is one of fourteen cities designated for public hearings from August until December.

  • Inform the public about the responsibilities of WASILC and theCenters for Independent Living (CILs) in our communities.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities ofWASILC, as they relate to systemic advocacy and education.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILsand the core services they provide in our communities.
  • ∗Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
    WHERE: Beacon Hill Library2821 Beacon Ave. S.Seattle, WA 98144
    WHEN: Tuesday, December 8th , 2015 12:30 to 2:30pm Understand how the local community is serving individuals in
    regards to housing, transportation, and all issues pertaining to
    people with disabilities living independently in our community.

Call to RSVP and request accommodations for this event at (800) 624-4105. Accommodations must be made 2 weeks in advance.

 If you are a youth or young adult with a disAbility, come check out the new Alliance Youth Transition Peer Group at our Bellevue office. Come for new friends, resources, support, and fun! Give Kyla a call or email if you are going to show up, so we can have enough food!
Alliance Empowerment Group Flyer- 5-2015

Anthro-Tech, a user-centered design, usability research and training firm based in Seattle & Olympia, is currently looking for participants for a study of a new Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website. The study will take place in the next couple of weeks. And, I’m also looking to build relationships to get the word out about future opportunities.

In a typical study,

  • participants join a facilitated session where they review a website, try to do some tasks, and give feedback on their experience
  • sessions are usually 1 – 1½ hours long
  • participants get $100-150 in exchange for their time
  • they work to include people with a range of expertise and comfort with technology
  • most of their current studies are run remotely using Zoom
  • they are conscious of privacy and don’t share participants’ personal information without explicit consent

BETH SOMERFIELD

Digital Accessibility Specialist

Office Phone, 360.584.9151 Cell: 206.659.8956, email: BethSomerfield@Anthro-Tech.com

Ten Week Session Teaches Disability Identity, Stereotypes, to Disclose, or not to Disclose & More. Weekly 2-4PM for 10 weeks. beginning October 7th, 2021 Questions? Email: mandy@disabilitypride.org

The University of Washington is conducting a research study called the ‘Community Health Study’. It is a telephone based health-coaching study for adults 45-64 years old that are living with a long-term health condition (e.g. Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis) that started before age 40. Download The Flier for more information.

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We will be discussing society’s misguided beliefs about working with a disAbility and the effects of Ableism in the workplace.

Thu, June 17, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

About this event

In this presentation in the Understanding Ableism series, participants will:

• Identify the thoughts and behaviors behind Ableism in the workplace and gain insight on how employers and co-workers can work towards eliminating it.

• Increase your awareness of the existence of Systemic Ableism in the world of work, and how it affects people with disAbilities.

• Recognize what barriers people face with obtaining and maintaining a job, disclosing a disAbility and accessing accommodations at work.

This event will have ASL and CART.

Register Here

Alliance and The Arc of King County are co-hosting a vaccination clinic on Sunday, May 2nd at the Atlantic Street Boat Ramp in S. Seattle. This clinic is designed for the disability community which means the following:

In-car or walk-up vaccination options
ASL & Deaf-Blind interpreters upon request
Easily available seating in all areas
Close to public transportation
Free Lyft rides for anyone who needs it
Fidget/sensory items
Space to pace/walk for those who don’t prefer to sit
Volunteers very familiar with the communication, sensory, and behavioral needs of people with developmental disabilities
Spoken language interpreters upon request.
People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, roommates, support people (e.g. job coaches, therapists, teachers, etc.), and close friends can all attend.

Registration is required

When: Sunday, May 2 10AM-3PM
Where: Rainier Beach Boat Launch: 8702 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle
Registration: https://seattle.signetic.com/home/5bf73f62-349e-eb11-b1ac-000d3a369f85

Folks needing to request an interpreter or a Lyft ride should contact Rachel Nemhauser: RNemhauser@arcofkingcounty.org or 208-829-7046