ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration in Capital Park

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration in Capital Park Image

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER! IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!!


This year mark's the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act!

The CCSM will be joining Disability Rights Maine (DRM)  at their picnic in Capital Park in Augusta on July 24th from 12-2 PM!

This event is FREE so come join us  and enjoy an afternoon of food, friends and sharing experiences.

The CCSM will also have an informational table at the event so you can come on down and talk with us!!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Riley Albair at DRM: 1-800-452-1948 or ralbair@drme.org



Disability Rights To Host Two Voter Registration Events

Let’s make sure that people with disabilities are heard! 

 

Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is hosting two voter registration events on Tuesday, September 27th, in Portland and Bangor. 

 

What: REV UP Voter Registration Event

 

When: September 27, 2016

   12pm-2pm

 

Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room

             389 Congress Street

             Portland, ME

                           AND

             Bangor Public Library

             Crofutt Community Room

             45 Harlow St

             Bangor, ME 04401

 

ASL interpreters will be available at both locations. 

 

Everyone is welcome to stop by the event to register, test out Maine’s new Accessible Voting System, and pick up info and resources on voting options, voting rights, and ballot questions.

 

For those closer to Augusta, people are welcome to stop by DRM’s office to fill out a voter registration card there.

 

For more information or for registration assistance somewhere else, please contact contact Riley Albair, DRM Advocate: 1.800.452.1948 (V/TTY)

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

People with disabilities represent 15% of the voting-age population.  Yet, during the 2012 elections:

-          30% of people with disabilities said they wanted to vote but were unable to;

-          72% of polling places were not accessible; and

-          57.2% of people with disabilities did not vote. 

Disability Rights Maine announces launch of their statewide survey, "SNAPSHOT: Maine's Mental Health System!"

Disability Rights Maine


Disability Rights Maine is excited to announce the launch of their statewide survey, "SNAPSHOT: Maine's Mental Health System!" 

Anyone who currently receives mental health services is invited to take part in this survey - this is your chance to let us know what's working or not working.YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT

If you are a provider, we hope you will share this survey with your clients and encourage them to participate!

The feedback they receive will be used to advocate for systemic changes to Maine's mental system.

You can access this survey by:


Clicking on the SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MEMHCS; or

If you/your clients wish to participate, but do not have internet access, please call the DRM office (1.800.452.1948).  They will mail a paper copy to you, along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
 
Additionally, DRM staff will be conducting outreach to vocational clubhouses, peer-run social clubs, residential treatment facilities, and inpatient settings.
 
If you have questions about this survey or our outreach plans, please contact Kevin Voyvodich at 1.800.452.1948.
 
Thank you for your participation!
 
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