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Calendar of Events

January, 2014

Braille-User Support Group Meeting - January 24, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

3-N-1 (Blind Awareness Togetherness, BRAINIACTs, Roll with the Punches Wheelchair Users) Support Group Meeting - January 31, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 

December

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Braille-User Support Group Meeting

Information meeting - December 20, 2013

Come learn about Braille from Braille Users and find out about community resources to learn Braille.

November

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.:

MATA Transportation/Travel Registration/Updates and Tips Session - Mid-South ACT, The University of Memphis, Room 119 Patterson Hall - 530 Patterson Street - November 22, 2013 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon: The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, Tennessee

"Understanding the Role of Vocational Rehabilitation In Transition from School to Work"*

Janelle Christopher, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 2
 
DHS - Department of Rehabilitation Services – Vocational Rehabilitation
 
Lavonnie Perry Claybon, PhD, Director/Research Assistant Professor
 
Mid-South Access Center for Technology
 
*Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee

 

 

Veteran's Open House - AT Demonstrations and Focus Groups - Mid-South ACT Lab, Room 111 Patterson Hall - 530 Patterson Street - November 4, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Accessing GRE/GED weekly training classes for individuals who have physical and/or visual disabilities. Contact Mid-South ACT staff at 901-678-1489 for additional information.

 

Weekly (Thursdays - 10:00 am. - 11:00 a.m.)                      

 AT Mini-Demonstration sessions - Mid-South ACT Lab - Patterson Hall,  Room 111

 

                                                      October

 

Learning in the Dark Exhibition and Networking Event - October 31, 2013 - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mid-South ACT - Patterson Hall, Room 111

 

Accessing GRE/GED weekly training classes for individuals who have physical and/or visual disabilities. Contact Mid-South ACT staff at 901-678-1489 for additional information.

 

Weekly (Thursdays - 10:00 am. - 11:00 a.m.)  AT Mini-Demonstrations session - Mid-South ACT Lab - Patterson Hall,  Room 111

 

 

September

Freedom Scientific - Low Vision Device Demonstration - September 18 - 11:00 a.m.

Tobi - Eye Gaze Demonstration - Sept. 10  - 9:00 a.m.

Low Vision Awareness Exhibition -  Sept. 11 - 2-6 p.m.

Support Group Meeting (3-in-1 - Blind Awareness, BRIANIACTS, and Rolling with the Punches Support Groups)

Sept. 20 - 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Accessing GRE/Accessing GED weekly classes - Contact Mid-South ACT staff at 901-678-1489 for additional information.

 

August

Support Group Meeting (3-in-1 Support Group Meeting)

Date: Friday, August 16, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Memphis -

Patterson Hall, Rm. 129

Call: 901-678-1489 to register for this event...

 

June

 June 7, 2013
Join Mid-South ACT for a Commuity Reutilization, Networking, and Informational Meeting at Orange Mound Community Center, 2590 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:00am -2:00 pm Register by Friday, May 31, 2013.

May

Support Group Meetings(3-in-1 Support Group from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.)

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3-in-1 Support Group Meeting.

 

April 

Events

Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:00pm - Join us at the Transition Fair hosted by the Departments of Exceptional Children from Memphis City and Shelby County Schools at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Campus.
 
Monday, April 8, 2013, from 10:00 am to 4:00pm - National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program at Mid-South ACT - Deaf-Blind Technology Training Day. Click here for additional information.
 
Friday, April 11, 2013, 9:00am to 3:00pm - Mid-South ACT will host Freedom Scientific's Vision Awareness Day - Click here for additional information.
 
Friday, April 19, 2013, 10am - 2pm at Benjamin Hooks Library (the Main Library) at 3030 Poplar Avenue.  Come and visit Mid-South ACT's table at MCIL's Disability Awareness Summit. This event is FREE to anyone who is interested in learning more about disability related issues and applicable laws. Space is Limited. Click here to register.

Friday, April 19, 2013, 6pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Avenue.  Visit Mid-South ACT''s booth at Memphis Bridges the Gap: Bringing special needs families together Resource Marketplace. For more information contact Ashley Parks, ashleyp@cumcmemphis.org or 261-2153 

 

Friday, April 23, 2013, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Polar Avenue - Meeting Room A.  Special Guest: Jean Doster, Director Tennessee Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Her topic is "What's Happening in the BI Community in Tennessee?" The invited speaker, Sharon Pollack, M.S., CCC-SLP, will discuss "The Impact Brain Injury has on Cognition: Interactive Exercises to stimulate the Building of New Pathways." This meeting is FREE and open.  Call  901.545.8487.

 

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00am to 12:00 in Patterson Hall Room 129 - Mid-South ACT will host PRC, a consortium of companies that are pioneers in the field of assistive technology and augmentative communication, will present a course on Introduction to UnityClick here for additional information.

 

 

 

 

Support Group Meetings(All support group meetings are from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.)

There will be no Support Group Meetings in April in lieu of this months events.

 

 

March

Support Group Meetings (All support group meetings are from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.)

Friday, March 8, 2013 - Blind Awareness Togetherness Support Group (BATS) "Game Day"

Friday, March 15, 2013 - Brainiacts Support Group  "Journey to Success"

Friday, March 22, 2013 - Roll with the Punches Support Group

Trainings

Friday, March 29, 2013 - DynaVox Training (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

 

February Support Group Meetings

Friday, February 8, 2013 – Blind Awareness Togetherness Support Group (BATS)

Friday, February 15, 2013 – BRAINIACTS Support Group

Friday, February 22, 2013 – Roll with the Punches Support Group

All meetings will be from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

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