On Oct. 8, Autism Speaks will hold its annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks, a fun-filled, family-friendly event. The resource fair, entertainment and registration begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Register online or visit the site for more information.
Healthcare professionals and survivors of brain injuries and their families are welcome to attend the Brain Injury Association of Missouri’s (BIA-MO) 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Oct. 13 – 15 at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles. Sessions held Oct. 13 and 14 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 October 15, a special seminar will be held for survivors of brain injury and their families. To register, visit BIA-MO.
On Oct. 27, MPACT will host the 8th Annual Tools for Life Transition Summit at the Truman Building in Jefferson City. The Summit is a one-day learning experience designed for students who have 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. Visit the site for further detail.
Don’t miss Ability Week 2016, Oct. 10 – 14, hosted by the University of Missouri, Columbia campus. For specific event details honoring Disability Awareness Month, visit the site.
Through October, the Governor’s Council on Disability, which promotes full participation and inclusion of Missourians with disabilities in all aspects of community life, sponsors a Disability History and Awareness Month display on the second floor of the Truman Building, 301 W. High St., Jefferson City.
Don’t miss the networking opportunities at the Twelfth Annual Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day for an informative event addressing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The event will be held Oct. 26 at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. And Nov. 3 at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 College Way, Olathe. The event is free for Kansas City vicinity individuals with a disability, and lunch is complimentary with advance registration.
Celebrate with The Whole Person at the 6th Annual Expressions Arts Exhibition on Oct. 7 from 6 –10 p.m. at the Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City. This free event showcases artists with disabilities and is open to the public. For accessibility options and additional detail, visit online.
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P.O. Box 1129
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
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