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Different Voices and Common Experiences

Posted in Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

Completed application deadline is Friday, June 7th, 2018. No late applications will be accepted.  Visual Artists:  Artists will be chosen on a first-come basis until the gallery space is full or deadline is met. You must submit photographs of your art pieces (limit 3 per artist) with your completed application. One piece of artwork will be chosen as the “feature” to be used for the postcards, posters and the show program.  Performing Artists:  Performers (poets, musicians, etc.) are welcome to share their talent during the opening night reception (Friday, August 3rd). Performing artist applications will also be received on a first-come basis until the time available is full. To request a slot, please contact Christine Wilcox.  Opening Night Reception:  There will be a free public reception on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Participating artists and the community are encouraged to attend to enjoy the visual and performance art with wonderful company. Refreshments will be available.  Set-Up and Take-Down:  Visual artists must deliver their work to the Mon Arts Center at 107 High Street in Morgantown on Monday, July 30th or Tuesday, July 31st between 11:30 am – 7 pm. Artwork must arrive on time to be shown. All work must be picked up from the Mon Arts Center Monday, August 27th or Tuesday, August 28thth between 11:30 am – 7 pm.  Questions? Call Christine Wilcox @ 304-296-6091 Email: cwilcox@nwvcil.org
Completed application deadline is Friday, June 7th, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. Visual Artists: Artists will be chosen on a first-come basis until the gallery space is full or deadline is met. You must submit photographs of your art pieces (limit 3 per artist) with your completed application. One piece of artwork will be chosen as the “feature” to be used for the postcards, posters and the show program. Performing Artists: Performers (poets, musicians, etc.) are welcome to share their talent during the opening night reception (Friday, August 3rd). Performing artist applications will also be received on a first-come basis until the time available is full. To request a slot, please contact Christine Wilcox. Opening Night Reception: There will be a free public reception on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Participating artists and the community are encouraged to attend to enjoy the visual and performance art with wonderful company. Refreshments will be available. Set-Up and Take-Down: Visual artists must deliver their work to the Mon Arts Center at 107 High Street in Morgantown on Monday, July 30th or Tuesday, July 31st between 11:30 am – 7 pm. Artwork must arrive on time to be shown. All work must be picked up from the Mon Arts Center Monday, August 27th or Tuesday, August 28th between 11:30 am – 7 pm. For an application or questions call Christine Wilcox @ 304-296-6091 or email: cwilcox@nwvcil.org

 

NWVCIL Youth Club

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Group, and Public Awareness

DATE CHANGE:  Please join us for NWVCIL’s Youth Club!  Saturday May 19th, 2018 at 6pm @the NWVCIL.  This club will serve youth with disabilities, ages 14-24 in Morgantown and the surrounding area.  This club will offer: Peer Support, Job Preparedness, Independent Living Skills Training, Building Relationships Skills, and…the opportunity to be a part of a club in which YOU have a say on fun activities and on what YOU want to learn, see, and do!  For more information please contact and RSVP Christine Wilcox @ 304-296-6091 or cwilcox@nwvcil.org  Please check us out on Facebook!! fb.me/NWVCILYOUTHCLUB
DATE CHANGE:
Please join us for NWVCIL’s Youth Club!
Saturday May 19th, 2018 at 6pm @the NWVCIL.
This club will serve youth with disabilities, ages 14-24 in Morgantown and the surrounding area.
This club will offer: Peer Support, Job Preparedness,
Independent Living Skills Training, Building Relationships Skills, and…the opportunity to be a part of a club in which YOU have a say on fun activities and on what YOU want to learn, see, and do!
For more information please contact and RSVP Christine Wilcox @ 304-296-6091 or cwilcox@nwvcil.org
Please check us out on Facebook!!
fb.me/NWVCILYOUTHCLUB

House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act over activists’ objections

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, and Public Awareness

The House on Thursday passed legislation that would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law.

The ADA Education and Reform Act passed on a 225-to-192 vote, with 12 Democrats joining all but 19 Republicans to approve a bill that proponents say is aimed at curbing unscrupulous lawyers who seek profit by threatening businesses with litigation without actually seeking to improve access for the disabled.

See more at The Washington Post

WV ABLE Website

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, and Public Awareness

WV ABLE’s website is live! Please visit the link below for more information. If you have questions, feel free to contact the WV State Treasurer’s Office at 1-800-439-1653 or the NWVCIL at 304-296-6091.

https://wvable.com/

What is a STABLE Account?

A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Earnings in your STABLE Account are not subject to federal income tax, so long as you spend them on “Qualified Disability Expenses.”

STABLE Accounts have some similar features to normal bank accounts, but they are not checking or savings accounts. STABLE Accounts are investment accounts, similar to 529 college savings accounts or 401(k) retirement accounts. When you deposit money into your STABLE Account, your money will be invested in different options that you choose. While you can still withdraw and spend your money whenever you need it, a STABLE Account also allows you to grow your money and to save long-term for disability expenses.

WVABLE is West Virginia’s ABLE plan.  The West Virginia Treasurer’s Office has partnered with STABLE Accounts and the Ohio Treasurer’s Office to offer this program to West Virginians with disabilities. Although STABLE Accounts are available nationwide, WVABLE is only available to West Virginia residents. Through WVABLE, West Virginians are able to open STABLE Accounts at discounted rates.

From https://wvable.com/stable-account/