Monday, October 20, 2014

Disability Awareness Program

 

The Phoenix Sister Cities Disabilities Awareness Committee (DAC) was the first of its kind developed in the United States. Phoenix Sister Cities remains the only local program with a committee that focuses on disabilities issues.  DAC has won numerous awards for excellence recognizing exchange programs organized with the sister cities of Phoenix. Current programs include: the annual International Competition for Artists with Disabilities; the International Competition for Writers with Disabilities; adaptive recreation exchanges; workshops on brain injuries; occupational and physical therapy; exchange of information on mobility and accessibility; and the International Competition for Photography, with a disabilities awareness theme and open to all photographers.  The Committee meets on a monthly basis and welcomes new members

 

Mission Statement:

To provide Phoenix Sister Cities Commission (PSCC) with the opportunity to increase disability awareness among PSCC and its member sister cities for the purpose of promoting the equalization of opportunities within society on behalf of all world citizens with disabilities and their families.                                                     

To provide a global standard for how to incorporate individuals with disabilities into all aspects of PSCC programming. 

 

Committee Contact Information

Chairperson: Michael Sleeseman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Staff Liaison: Rick Gerrard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Meeting Agenda:

For further information, please call Phoenix Sister Cities at 602-534-3751. For reasonable accommodations, call Phoenix Sister Cities at Voice/602-534-3751 or TTY/602-534-5000 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION
DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE

Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION and to the general public, that the DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, October 7 , 2014, at 5:00 pm,  located at 7825 N Invoergordon Place, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.

Call to Order

 

2.

Welcome and Introductions (Discussion)

M. Sleeseman

3.

Approval of September 2nd,  2014  meeting minutes (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

 

4.

Committee Funds Status (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

R. Gerrard

M.J. Trunzo

5.

2014 International Competition for Artists with Disabilities (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

M.J. Trunzo

R. Baethke

1.

 Theme for 2014 - “Inclusion: Breaking Barriers… Opening Doors”

2.

Art Winner’s Cards/Calendars (on hold)

3.

Sending out 2014 Summary Table/Application

4.

Judges (Update)

 

5.

Awards-cost approved/for exhibition only

 

 

6.

Volunteers

 

 

7.

Submissions

 

 

8.

Detour Company

Miki Safadi

 

10.

Certificates

 

 

11.

Cookies and Signs

 

 

12.

Easels

R.Gerrard

 

13.

Pricing of artwork

M.J. and Robin

 

14.

Lunches for Judges

M.J. Trunzo

6.

2014 International Photography Competition: (Report/ Discussion/Possible Action)

  1. Brochure
  2. Sponsor- Update
  3. Judges-need 5
  4. Registration ID
  5. Equipment/ TV setup for event
  6. Photo Website (upload submissions for judges)
  7. Purchase of Photos
  8. Donated Prizes
  9. Application and Photo download?
  10. TV setup for event

M. J. Trunzo

M, Sleeseman

B. Chatzkel

N. Bowles

7.

2014 International Competition for Writers with Disabilities (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

1. Theme for 2015: “A Voice of Our Own”

M.J. Trunzo

R. Baethke

8

A. Hermosillo Accessible Playground Project-Report on Visit to Gompers/DEC 9/18 & 9/19 (Discussion)

B. Desert Outlaws-On hold

C. Disabled Baseball (Miracle League)- On hold

M.J. Trunzo

9.

PSC/DAC and AZ Ballet (Report/Discussion/Possible Action) Update

M.J. Trunzo

M. Sleeseman

10.

PSC/DAC OT Delegation to Hermosillo (Report/Discussion/Possible Action) Update

M.J. Trunzo

11.

First Aid Training to Hermosillo-Update

M.J.Trunzo

12.  

Holiday Bear and Book Event (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

M. Sleeseman

M.J. Trunzo

A.

Date-Saturday December 13, 2014, 4-7 at Michael Sleeseman’s Home

B.

Grant-on hold (for 2015)

 

C.

Sponsors

 

 

D.

Phoenix Public Library

 

 

E.

Bears-Donation Update

 

 

F.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Gompers

 

13.

Website-PSC Facebook Fan Page (Discussion)

N. Bowles

14.

Upcoming PSC Events and Activities  (Report/Discussion)

R. Gerrard

15.

Next meeting is Tuesday, November 4th,  2014

 

16.

Call to the Public (Not for Discussion)

 

17.

Call to Adjourn  

 

 


Future Meetings:

 Tuesday, October 7, 2014
 Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 

Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2014-2015

August 2014

Agenda  Minutes

September 2014

 Agenda  Minutes

October 2014

Agenda
 

November 2014

   

January 2015

   

February 2015

   

March 2015


 

April 2015

   

May 2015

     

June 2015

 

           

 

July 2015


 

 

Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2013-2014

July 2013

Agenda Minutes

August 2013

Agenda Minutes

September 2013

Agenda Minutes

October 2013

Agenda Minutes

November 2013

Agenda Minutes

January 2014

Agenda Minutes

February 2014

Agenda Minutes

March 2014

Agenda Minutes 

April 2014

Agenda Minutes  

May 2014

Agenda Minutes  

June 2014

Agenda Minutes  

July 2014

Agenda