For families who have members with disabilities.
There will be coffee and a light breakfast.
See the flyer at the link below!
Saturday, March 7th, 9AM – Noon
FREE! At the Traditions on Northgate, 301 Church Avenue
Please RSVP here.
On behalf of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities:
This is our formal Call for Entries for the Texas NDEAM Poster Art contest for 2015.
Each year in October, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a Texas poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is distributed free of charge to businesses all across the State.
The art featured on the poster each year is an original piece created by a Texas artist with a disability. The winning artwork is incorporated into the national theme announced each year by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The design of our Texas posters has become so popular that, in addition to our statewide distribution, we frequently have many requests from other states. In 2014, we distributed more than 2,500 posters.
Submissions from Texas artists with disabilities can be sent to us as a photo of the original work in a digital format, ideally a JPEG or PDF, attached to an email (this is the preferred method), OR as a color photocopy OR with the image on a CD sent by postal mail. The original artwork does not need to be submitted with the entry. There is NO FEE for entries. All entries must be accompanied by a signed Entry Form, which is available on our website along with the Submission Guidelines. Entries must be received by email or postmarked by March 15; the winner will be announced by April 15. Artwork in any media is accepted; there is no specific theme required.
Once the panel of judges has determined the winner, we will make arrangements to receive the original artwork, which will be designed into the 2014 Texas NDEAM poster. The original art and the poster will be on permanent display in the Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, and will be featured in offsite exhibits from time to time. The winning artist is also invited to be a featured guest at the annual Lex Frieden Employment Awards ceremony in October.
Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
512.463.5740 or Relay Option of your Choice
512.463.5745 – Fax
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
Kroger has a Community Rewards Program that allows Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living to receive funds every time our supporters shop at one of their stores.
Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.
Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
If you would like to be able to donate to us every time you go grocery shopping, follow the steps below.
First, if you do not already have a Kroger Plus Card, you will need to sign up for one. Go to www.kroger.com/account/create to create an account and follow the steps.
Next, once you have an account or if you already have one, you will login and go to “Account Summary”. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you will see a section titled “Community Rewards” where you can click the “Enroll” button and it brings you to a search page. Enter the BVCIL NPO number 17902 or just search our name. Then, click enroll. It’s that easy!
Now all you have to do is make sure you use your card at check out when you shop at Kroger and they will automatically donate to us at no extra cost to you!
You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.
You should begin seeing at the bottom of your receipts, “At your request, Kroger is donating to Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living”.
If you have any questions, email email@example.com and I will do my best to answer them.
Thank you to Kaitlyn Kellermeyer for her generosity in including Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living in her initiative to place wind chimes around campus to better accommodate students with visual impairments. Read more about it at the following link:
Able South Carolina’s young adult leadership group, EQUIP, wants you to know that individuals with disabilities go to college, drive, get married, have jobs, create art, serve others, and do everything that people without disabilities can do. “The Same” is a video where three EQUIP leaders share their personal experiences about having a disability and advice for how they wish to be treated. Hint: It’s the same as everyone else! #TheSame
Spread the Word!
If you are an individual with a disability, we encourage you to share your own examples of how you are “The Same” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #thesame. Some examples are below:
Let’s show the world that people with disabilities are no different than anyone else. Join #thesame movement today!
EQUIP is funded by the SC Developmental Disabilities Council, and “The Same” was funded by the SC Independent Living Council.
Enjoy your holiday break! We will see you when the holidays are over.
TAMU Student Council for Exceptional Children
and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
Who: Consumer, friends, and family of BVCIL
What: Holiday crafts, cookie decorating, food, and a
When: December 5th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living:
1869 Briarcrest, Bryan, TX. 77802
Download & print the flyer: BVCIL holiday party flyer
Don’t Mourn – Organize!
ADAPT of Texas will be holding our
(Grassroots Legislator Education Using A “Different Approach”)
WHEN: Wednesday, December 10th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: State Capitol Extension, Room E2.1002, Members Lounge
WHY: Funding for Community Services; Increase Wages/Benefits for Attendants; Accessible, Affordable, Integrated Housing; Learn how the legislature works; 25th Anniversary of the ADA
Texas 84th Legislative Session begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Please RSVP by December 3, 2014 at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Andrew Morse is our Special Projects Coordinator here at BVCIL. For more information on housing or questions about the above article, call us at 979-776-5505 and we’ll get you the information you are looking for.