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Diversity Events

Eastern Missouri

Oct. 10: Join the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City for the Ability Quest Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll at Berkley Riverfront Park, Riverfront Drive, Kansas City, Mo. Assistive mobility devices welcome on the wide paved race route, which provides either a one-mile or two-mile option for participants. Contact Lexie Humphrey at 816-751-7781 or visit the RIKC online for further details.

Oct. 20-23: Don’t miss the networking opportunities at the Eleventh Annual Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day for an informative event addressing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The event is at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri, on Oct. 20, and at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 College Way, Olathe, Kansas, on Oct. 23. The event is free for those Kansas City vicinity individuals with a disability, and lunch is complimentary with advance registration.

October managed hunts, specifically including offerings targeted for hunters using assistive mobility devices, such as wheelchairs, are available through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Check out the available options, dates, locations, and contact information online.

Central Missouri

Oct. 14: The University of Missouri at Columbia is showing CinemAbility, a documentary exploring the evolving roles of disability on TV, film and the web, at 8 p.m. at The Shack, 911Rollins. Visit the film website for additional detail.

Oct. 14: Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) and Missouri Rehabilitation and Employment (MORE) Group are hosting a Business Network Coffee beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln University’s South Campus, 900 Leslie, Jefferson City. All businesses and providers working with persons with disabilities are invited to network and discuss employment for persons with disabilities in Central Missouri. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 9 to Rose at 573-556-0400 or [email protected]

Oct. 28: MPACT will host the 7th Annual Transition Summit at the Truman Building in Jefferson City. The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students with disabilities, special education transition personnel and student teams, family members, case managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and Centers for Independent Living personnel. Sessions are focused on the preparation of youth for transition to post-secondary education, employment, independent living, and community experiences. For more information, call 800-743-7634.

Western Missouri

Oct. 10: Autism Speaks will hold its annual walk at Central Field in Forest Park, 5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family-friendly event. The resource fair, entertainment, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the action beginning at 10 a.m. Register online or visit the site for more information.

Oct. 15-17: Healthcare professionals and survivors of brain injuries and their families are welcome to attend the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) 11th Annual Statewide Conference at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles. Sessions held Oct. 15 and 16 will focus on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, physicians, neuropsychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, vocational rehabilitation coordinators, social workers, and others who work in the field of brain injury. On Oct.17, a special seminar will be held for survivors of brain injury and their families. To register, visit BIA-MO.



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