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Month: July 2020

Elkins & NWVCIL Celebrates the ADA

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

5 individuals wearing masks holding a sign that says "ADA 30."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley Elkins Mayor Van Broughton proclaimed an Americans with Disabilities Act Day celebration Monday. From left are Brenda Dasher, Patricia Keener, Denise Jackson, Broughton, and Willis McCollam, executive director of the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living.

Elkins and Randolph County officials, together with representatives from the Northern WV Center for Independent Living, joined in a celebration Monday of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Together at Elkins City Hall, Mayor Van Broughton, Randolph County Commission representatives Chris See and Mark Scott, and Elkins Code Enforcement officer Phil Isner joined Community Integration Specialist Brenda Dasher, Executive Director Willis McCollam, Jeannie Keener, and Denise Jackson to proclaim July 26th, 2020 “Americans with Disabilities Act Day.”

The Northern WV Center for Independent Living wants to sincerely thank these officials not only for recognizing the importance of the ADA, but also contributing financially to NWVCIL. Their generous funding allows NWVCIL to better serve consumers in our community; consumers like Denise Jackson, who volunteers at her local church and once a month participates in “Feed the City” which provides meals to over 300 individuals in the community. Consumers like Jeannie Keener, who is deaf and has grown into a staunch advocate for herself and others. Because of Jeannie’s efforts, Elkins Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic now utilizes masks with clear panels to enable deaf and hard of hearing consumers to participate fully in their therapy.

Read the full article here: https://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2020/07/elkins-celebrates-30th-anniversary-of-ada/

ADA Anniversary Celebration

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

Monday, July 27, 2020, at 11 a.m.Join us for the:Virtual West Virginia ADA 30th Anniversary CelebrationJuly 27, 2020…

Posted by NWVCIL on Monday, July 20, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Join us for the:
Virtual West Virginia ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration
July 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time
The celebration will be held on Zoom. Please register in advance for this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYsf-CsqD8iGt05bioFGAYHpQCqX7Oba…
After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to use to join the Celebration. This link will be unique to you so do not forward it to others – but do encourage others to register and attend!