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Celebrating 10 Years of the African American Conference on Disabilities: A Journey of the Last Decade and the Road Ahead - Speaker view
Nicholas C Blum
48:36
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Nicholas C Blum
48:44
“One way to see the ASL interpretation is to find the ASL interpreter(s) in the participant list, and then right click and select the “pin video” option for that person. This will allow you to keep the interpretation video front and center during the meeting. The hosts will also “spotlight for everyone” the active ASL interpreter, so it should automatically come to the front, as well. The ASL interpreters will be switching off during the session.”“In this meeting, there are two ASL interpreters named “ASL - Jen” and “ASL – Audrey.” Both interpreters are co-hosts, so their names should be near the top of the participant list. To access the participants list, click the “participants” button at the bottom of the meeting screen.”
Nicholas C Blum
51:56
“To activate captions, click on the closed captioning button at the bottom of the meeting screen for caption options. Please note the “full transcript” view is now available as an option. If you are joining via facebook live, you may also need to activate captions by clicking the gear icon at the bottom of the video screen.”https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=AACD This is the external link for captions. participants can change font and color size to their preference as they please
Nicholas C Blum
52:05
“One way to see the ASL interpretation is to find the ASL interpreter(s) in the participant list, and then right click and select the “pin video” option for that person. This will allow you to keep the interpretation video front and center during the meeting. The hosts will also “spotlight for everyone” the active ASL interpreter, so it should automatically come to the front, as well. The ASL interpreters will be switching off during the session.”“In this meeting, there are two ASL interpreters named “ASL - Jen” and “ASL – Audrey.” Both interpreters are co-hosts, so their names should be near the top of the participant list. To access the participants list, click the “participants” button at the bottom of the meeting screen.”
Nicholas C Blum
52:15
In the event we reach capacity, please find the Annual African American Conference on Disabilities Facebook page and watch the livestream. Search for the name above or use the username @AfricanAmericanConferenceOnDisabilities .Short version into a browser:@AfricanAmericanConferenceOnDisabilities
Steve Repanich
52:32
hi from North Bend WA
Kim Pinckney-Lewis
53:16
Central PA!
Leigha Shoup
53:18
Hello from Ohio.
Becca Cherpak
53:20
Lawton, Oklahoma!
Tasha C
53:21
Philly is here!
Kim Conner
53:22
Kim Conner WA SILC
Gwen Bostic
53:22
Hi from Kalamazoo, MI
Shannon Edam
53:22
Northern Virginia
Adonna Wilson-Baney
53:22
Columbus, Ohio!
Leah O'Brien
53:30
New Orleans!
Heidi Adams
53:31
Kansas City, MO
Johileny Meran
53:31
New York city
Kendra Wormley
53:32
Newport News, VA!
J.Michelle Bull
53:32
J. Michelle Bull, Rochester, NY
Stacey Collins
53:33
York, PA
Leanne Baumeler
53:34
Traverse City, Michigan
Eric Metzger
53:34
Cincinnati Ohio
Carole Clark
53:34
Hi from Chicago,IL
Amelia Headley LaMont
53:36
Greetings from St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Veronica Cantu
53:36
Hello from Las Vegas!
beth hoffman
53:37
Gilbert, AZ
Justin Christopher
53:37
Pennsylvania!
Brian Howley
53:38
San Diego, CA
Tiffany Hobbs-Banks
53:39
Omaha, NE
Sue Merrick
53:39
Normal, Illinois
Miriam Burke
53:40
Options For All, San Diego CA
coretta watkins
53:42
Grand Rapids, MI
Cesar-Mendez
53:43
I'M FROM CHICAGO IL
Jessica Jones
53:47
San Diego, CA
Marcy Jackson
53:48
greetings and shalom, from Maryland!
Cheryl Tuning
53:49
Greetings from Charlotte, NC!
Kathleen Angkustsiri
53:52
Sacramento, CA
Cynthia Hardy
53:57
Chandler AZ
Erin Poe
53:58
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Melissa De Vico
53:59
San Diego, CA
Austin Cox
54:00
Lansing, MI
Carolyn Ford
54:04
Hello, Michigan
Yvette Bolden
54:06
Philadelphia, PA
Julie Reiskin
54:08
Denver CO--THIS IS AWESOME
Shannon Rivas
54:10
Hot Springs, Arkansas and I did enjoyed a few sessions.
Debra Jennings
54:16
Newark, NJ
Sherri Kallon
54:18
Omaha, Nebraska
Mary Dickman
54:20
Buffalo, New York
Rosa Rodriguez
54:20
Sacramento, CA
Dana Redcliffe-Robertson
54:28
Phoenix, AZ
Mary Goodwin-Oquendo
54:31
Good afternoon everyone, I am a disability civil rights attorney (standardized testing and higher ed) from NYC! Happy to be here!
Kelsey Oliver
54:33
Sacramento, CA
Christi Crosby
54:38
Omaha, NE
Mahogany Harris
55:03
HI my name is Mahogany Harris. I work at the CA Dept or Rehab and a graduate student in the San Diego State University Rehabilitation Counseling program, graduating Aug. 2021.
steve dudley
55:05
Tucson AZ Voc. Rehab Transition to Work for High Schools
Debra Jennings
55:10
SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
Brandon Smith
55:20
Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)
Jon Lade
56:10
Jon Lade from Valley of the Sun (Phoenix)
Lyndsay Niles
56:30
I am a managing attorney from Disability Rights DC in Washington, DC.
Barbara Merrill
57:02
Hello! I'm Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources. First time attendee! We are Washington DC/Northern Virginia-based, and are the national association representing providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Eva Bighorse
57:20
Eva Bighorse. Tribal Liaison with the AZ State Division of Developmental Disabilities. (Phoenix, AZ)
Peter Beierwaltes
58:54
Minnesota here too!
Krista Hedlund
58:55
Hello from Colorado!
Dawn Machonis
59:20
AS someone who puts on conferences-- this feat was amazing-- that you did this on so little money and in such a short time!
Whitney Harris
59:26
Hi everyone! I'm in Tallahassee, FL with the FL assistive technology program!
Marcy Jackson
01:00:13
@dawn, agreed! great job Mr. Fowler
Jon Lade
01:00:32
Stay warm everybody. 70 degrees in Phoenix smile
Tasha C
01:00:43
When will these recording be available? Also, will you e-mail them to everyone who registered?
Marina Flores
01:01:02
Good morning all, here with the Arizona State Schools of Deaf & Blind in Phoenix, AZ :) I hope you are all well & am happy to be a part of these conversations!
Nicholas C Blum
01:01:05
Hi. A recording will be available immediately afterwards through facebook. The zoom recordings will eventually be posted on the ACDL website, but that likely won’t happen until after the full conference is over.
Leora Jackson
01:01:16
Louisville Kentucky McDowell Center for the Blind
Marquita Facen
01:01:20
California hello everyone
archie jennings
01:02:19
archie jennings, Virgin Islands
Eunice Williams
01:03:09
Eunice Williams from Onondaga Community College from Syracuse, New York
Robbin Coulon
01:03:13
Congratulations Renaldo and David!!!! Jean and Betty would be so proud of your work to bring justice and equity to African Americans with disabilities -- and not just in Arizona, but on a nationwide basis!!!!!
Skye X
01:03:23
Love how expressive the ASL interpreter Audrey is - how to hire her for our events?
Jon Lade
01:03:47
agreed
Minnie Williams
01:08:31
I attended the inaugural African American Conference on Disabilities and have been a participant and champion ever since. This is hands down one of the best conferences that provide valuable information and resources for African Americans with disabilities as well all other citizens with disabilities. Thank you Renaldo and David for your Vision!
Cynthia Hardy
01:09:29
I have not missed a conference.
Shannon Rivas
01:12:08
This is my first conference for this organization.
Denise Anderson
01:12:21
Thankful for this conference
Shannon Edam
01:12:27
I am thankful for the opportunity to participate today
Shannon Edam
01:12:43
Thank you for organizing an online event and offering it for free
Denise Anderson
01:12:57
San Diego, CA
William Smith
01:19:11
I agree with Mr. Dawson I thank David and Renaldo for all of the hard work and the passion and dedication you both have.
Helen Burks
01:20:24
My First. Thank you for making it possible.
Natalie Luna Rose
01:23:21
Please fill out our survey about the conference here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HTRD57
William Smith
01:23:41
As I see the many people who have been attending this conference from around the country, I would hope you could get national funding to not only grow but to train other agencies from around the country.
Nancy Williams
01:23:56
The Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents (azafap.org) is so happy to attend and share this conference opportunity with the North American Council on Adoptable Children (nacac.org). This is so important for our families who are African American or families parenting children who are African American.
Shannon Edam
01:27:11
Amen
Marcy Jackson
01:27:43
excellent
Tiffany Hobbs-Banks
01:27:58
That’s good!
Shannon Rivas
01:28:46
African Americans should become involved in the community in their home states.
Nancy Williams
01:29:19
So true, yes David.
Marcy Jackson
01:29:49
@shannon, ditto Amen. @Roy, can/have you written that in a statement we can all use? well said
Tiffany Hobbs-Banks
01:29:57
Good Word! Thank you sirs!
Devva KASNITZ
01:30:00
well put
Devva KASNITZ
01:31:06
disability movement needs your expertise
Shannon Rivas
01:32:31
Looking at hotels with accessible showers/bathrooms....
Robbin Coulon
01:32:32
The conference has always been a valuable resource for providers and/or professionals serving the African American Community.
Cesar-Mendez
01:33:14
YES I'M DEAF disabilities AND PEOPLE LIVING IN disabilities TOO
Devva KASNITZ
01:33:22
I am the Executive Director of the Society for Disability Studies. We wo
Kent Earle
01:33:25
We encourage you to visit and learn more about AZCAAR at https://azcaar.org/ or email info@azcaar.org and The Arizona Center for Disability Law https://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/ or email center@azdisabilitylaw.org
Devva KASNITZ
01:33:30
woul
Marcy Jackson
01:33:45
I heard that too. great job hitting those myths
Shannon Rivas
01:34:50
Are there an opportunity to have workshops on people first language and self advocacy issues in the years to come?
James Garcia
01:34:53
yes
Tasha C
01:35:18
will there be any follow up workshops or conferences?
Tasha C
01:35:27
virtually
Kim Pinckney-Lewis
01:35:55
Some communities do prefer identify-first language. It’s all about choice. I think we just need to call people what they want to be called.
Nancy Williams
01:36:02
Maybe you could speak about the variety of audiences that you serve in the workshops at the conference? Parents, Individuals with disability, Professionals, Community Members
Devva KASNITZ
01:36:18
SDS would love to partner with you.................. sdskasnitz@gmail.com... our website is disstudies.org.
James Garcia
01:36:52
I have an affiliation with United Cerebral palsy and we’ve been working to enourage equity when it comes to communities of color and the vaccine rollout. this is how I became aware of your conf. is there a comparable conference aimed at Latinos?
Skye X
01:36:55
How do we locate disability advocates or legal assistance in a state?
J.Michelle Bull
01:37:04
I work in special education, and feel strongly that we need to have more persons of color, African American teachers, social workers and professional staff. How can we attract professionals to our agency, to work with out students?
Austin Cox
01:37:25
Yes very good advice on reaching out to your state P&As!
Valerie Perkins
01:37:32
Greetings from Erie, PA! Will these notes be emailed to participants.
Marcy Jackson
01:37:33
I would too. www.seeusadvocacy.org
Tasha C
01:37:53
Are there any upcoming workshops, conferences, etc. virtually?
Reyna Romero
01:38:25
DIRECT Center for Independence d.b.a Direct Advocacy & Resource Center does offer person first train in Southern Arizona. We can do this virtually and enjoyed these workshop and would like to collaborate together in the future,
Nicholas C Blum
01:39:06
@skye there is a listing of P&A organizations nationwide at this link if you scroll down and expand “Find your P&A Agency”
Nicholas C Blum
01:39:08
https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/state-protection-advocacy-systems
Natalie Luna Rose
01:39:38
There are still workshops during this African American Conference on Disabilities until the end of the month. Please see and register here: https://mailchi.mp/azdisabilitylaw.org/aacd-virtual-conf
Kelsey Oliver
01:39:40
And that we provide adequate, culturally responsive support to teachers once they are in the field!
Cesar-Mendez
01:39:44
HOW MANY DEAF IN Arizona Community?
Devva KASNITZ
01:39:44
SDS IS an academic society with 1/3rd of our members are students. disstudies.org
Des Greene
01:39:53
That was a very valid point.
sheronda whitner
01:39:54
Public Health also needs to recruit more also.
Des Greene
01:40:06
I agree with you Sheronda.
James Garcia
01:41:23
I meant National.
Sey In
01:41:30
"17% of the Arizona population has a hearing loss. Over 1.1 million Arizonans are hard of hearing and more than 20,000 people in Arizona are culturally Deaf."https://www.acdhh.org/about-the-commission/faq/#:~:text=Over%201.1%20million%20Arizonans%20are,in%20Arizona%20are%20culturally%20Deaf.
Nicholas C Blum
01:41:50
Here is a link to the organization that Renaldo was just discussing: https://swifamilies.org/
Naty Rico
01:42:29
National Coalition For Latinx with Disability is a national org who sometimes hosts conferences.
Janice Enriquez
01:42:53
We have a Spanish Conference for Spanish speaking families in CA through the MIND Institute. Glad to share information on this with others. jenriquez@ucdavis.edu
James Garcia
01:42:59
thx
Devva KASNITZ
01:43:00
We have folks at NAU, SDS .............. MY name is Devva Kasnitz sdskasnitz@gmail.com
John McDermott
01:43:14
National Coalition For Latinx with Disability - http://www.latinxdisabilitycoalition.com/
James Garcia
01:43:20
Tnx.
Erin Hawley
01:43:28
I work for the Easterseals headquarters, and we are always planning events - now, virtually. What were some accessibility issues that arose in planning the events for these conferences?
Natalie Luna Rose
01:43:48
Please fill out our survey about the conference here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HTRD57
Austin Cox
01:44:50
If you live in Michigan the Protections and Advocacy here is Disability Rights Michigan: drmich.org
Regina Brink
01:45:16
how have u been able to partner with the vision loss community? have noticed some accessibility issues for us.
Natalie Luna Rose
01:45:18
For other African American Conference sessions, please see here: https://mailchi.mp/azdisabilitylaw.org/aacd-virtual-conf
Rajah Gainey
01:45:37
Are there any national resources for individuals with mental disabilities such as dyslexia and other learning/ developmental disabilities? Making sure these individuals have the supports they need working in high education.
Eric Metzger
01:45:39
https://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=667
Skye X
01:45:56
Can someone please drop those three resources into the chat?
Marcy Jackson
01:46:09
thanks everyone!
Marcy Jackson
01:46:20
excellent session
Natalie Luna Rose
01:46:35
Arizona Center for Disability Law: www.azdisabilitylaw.org
Felicia Bond
01:46:36
Yes, I'd like to have those three resources too
Eric Metzger
01:46:50
https://www.mhddcenter.org/ ...training for people with disabilties
Nicholas C Blum
01:46:56
UCEDDs: https://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=667
Robbin Coulon
01:46:57
Thanks for another great session!
Shannon Rivas
01:47:13
Great session from the panelists.
Nicholas C Blum
01:47:18
DD Councils: https://www.nacdd.org/councils/
steve dudley
01:47:22
Thanks much and everyone have a great weekend
Kelsey Oliver
01:47:27
Thank you panelists!
sheronda whitner
01:47:35
Thanks so much.
Nicholas C Blum
01:47:39
P&A: https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/state-protection-advocacy-systems
Natalie Luna Rose
01:47:57
National Disability Rights Network (P&As): https://www.ndrn.org/
John Gutierrez
01:48:08
Great job Renaldo and David!
Melissa De Vico
01:48:37
Very informative.Thank you so much!
Karla Cantu
01:48:42
Thank you for all of the websites I am opening them and afterwards will get a chance to explore them.
Shannon Edam
01:48:46
National Disability Institute: https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/
Shari Burda
01:48:48
I have enjoyed the conference over the past few years. Renaldo and David have done an EXCELLENT job putting all of this together
Shannon Edam
01:48:52
Thank you, presenters
Cynthia Hardy
01:49:01
From Chandler Men Of Action. Great service for 10 years. We are following in your footsteps.
John McDermott
01:49:03
Save Chat by clicking on the three ellipses (…) at the bottom of the chat.
Gina Griffiths
01:49:07
Thank you all!
Tasha C
01:49:09
Thank you so much for the resources!! Great Confernce!!!!
Whitney Terrill
01:49:10
Thank you so much for putting on this conference! In Minnesota, we may not have this kind of organization or conference focused on the African American community, and it has been an emergent conversation. It was very inspiring and timely to learn and to think about ways to support our community locally.
Rajah Gainey
01:49:13
Thank you all for the great panel!
Sey In
01:49:20
Great presentation!
James Garcia
01:49:22
great info.
Tasha C
01:49:23
I would love that!
Felicia Bond
01:49:25
Thank you soo much. Please include me on everything you are doing. Thanks again!
Kent Earle
01:49:29
Thank you everyone. Again, we encourage you to visit and learn more about AZCAAR at https://azcaar.org/ or email info@azcaar.org and The Arizona Center for Disability Law https://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/ or email center@azdisabilitylaw.org
Steve Repanich
01:49:29
thanks for the info!
Melissa De Vico
01:49:30
Have a great weekend!
Vanessa Richard
01:49:39
Excellent session! Looking forward to the upcoming sessions, and for next year!
Leslie Payne
01:49:47
Thank you for all of the great information
Felicia Bond
01:49:47
Fantastic presentation!!
Nancy Williams
01:49:49
Great work!
Mary Dickman
01:50:05
Thank you
Travis Wortham
01:50:09
Thanks too y’all have a nice week smile
Brandon Smith
01:50:11
Thank you
Kimberly Rogan
01:50:20
Thank you!
William Smith
01:50:21
Thank you all for a great presentation.
Ngoc Tran
01:50:21
Thank you
mathilde Gatinois
01:50:23
thank you . Mathilde Gatinois AZ Hands & voices (parent guide)
James Hinckley
01:50:24
Much LOVE and GOD Bless!!! Big ups David and Reynaldo
Marina Flores
01:50:25
Thank you all & Happy Valentine's Day/Chinese New Year :)
Sue Merrick
01:50:32
thanks!
sheila Reynolds
01:50:34
Thank you!