NWVCIL wishes you and yours a very merry holiday season! We will be closed from Thursday, December 24th to Monday, January 4th. We’ll see you all in the New Year!
To increase COVID-19 testing opportunities for all West Virginians, the Governor’s Office, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, the WV National Guard, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, local health departments, and community partners are providing FREE COVID-19 testing.
This testing is free and available to all residents in selected counties, including asymptomatic individuals. Proof of insurance is NOT required. Attendees should bring identification, such as a driver’s license or proof of address, to help in returning test results. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
NOTE: Testing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Find your testing site here: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx?
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University has received a five-year grant totaling more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs for a program that will develop qualified special educators and mental health providers to assist students with disabilities that may have been caused by prenatal substance exposure, complex traumatic stress, adverse childhood experiences and/or adverse community environments.
Dr. Lanai Jennings, assistant professor and director of the school psychology program at Marshall, said the program, called “PREPaRED to CARE,” will give evidence-based training to graduate students who will receive a master’s or specialist degree in special education, school counseling or school psychology. She is leading a team of interdisciplinary faculty from the school psychology, psychology, special education and counseling areas. Included are Drs. Debra Lockwood, Carol Smith, Conrae-Lucas Adkins, Jennifer McFarland-Whisman, Sandra Stroebel, Jonathan Lent, Jennifer Tiano and Marianna Footo-Linz. Amy Saunders represents the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery.
NWVCIL’s Elkins group made Valentine’s Day cards for a local assisted living facility in Elkins, WV. Denise made lunch for everyone – pasta with chicken and banana bread. Other consumers brought doughnuts, cookies, and candy bars. Sounds like a pretty sweet day to us!
The SABE GoVoter Project is investigating issues around voting for people with disabilities. We are asking these questions about the November 6, 2018 government elections; not your advocacy group’s or organization’s elections. You do not have to complete this survey or answer any questions. If you choose to answer, it will help us to learn about your voting experience and how we can make it better.
We do not ask for your name so no one else will know what you said on the survey. In our report we will only share the city and state you live in. If you have more questions about your privacy, please contact Essie Pederson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can call a SABE GoVoter team member and ask them to help you with the survey. Contact Teresa Moore at email@example.com or (602) 725-3117.
The survey deadline is January 1, 2019. Just as it is important to know that YOUR VOTE COUNTS, we need to know that you have the accessibility you need to MAKE IT COUNT!
Thank you, the SABE GoVoter Team
To visit the survey, go to this link