Oct 31st / Nov 1st 2012: Vote or Treat at INW

Election Day is less than two weeks away!

Need help with understanding your ballot? Or just want to vote in style? Stop by the Independence Northwest office on Halloween or November 1st, 2012, and we’re happy to assist you. We have copies of the 2012 Easy Voter’s Guide ready and waiting. (Our friends at Disability Rights Oregon continues to work with the Women Voters of Oregon Educational Fund, Self-Advocates as Leaders and Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to create the Easy Voter’s Guide. For the November 2012 edition, click here for English or click here for Spanish. If you haven’t yet, definitely check out this essential resource and share it with those you know.)

Thanks to Jessica and Lindsey for coordinating!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
For an audio version of the 2012 Primary Election Guide, click here.
For an online version of the Voting in Oregon Guide in English, click here.
For a PDF version of the Voting in Oregon Guide in Spanish, click here.
Other inquiries, check out DRO’s page devoted to Voter Assistance here.

Please note: Independence Northwest does not support a particular candidate for any office and has taken no formal stance for or against any current ballot measures. We cannot and will not tell you who or what to vote for, but we’re happy to help you understand your ballot and can direct you to impartial resources such as the Easy Voter’s Guide that will assure you understand what you are voting for/against.

October 25th, 2012: INW Hosts Mandatory Abuse Reporting Training

Announcing a free Mandatory* Abuse Reporting Training at Independence Northwest.

If you are paid with support services brokerage funds, you are a mandatory abuse reporter. Would you like to learn more about your abuse reporting responsibilities under the law? Clackamas County Protective Services Investigator Bryan Pollard will be here on October 25th at 4:30 pm. Providers, family members, customers and community members are all encouraged to join us at the INW office to learn more about this important feature of social services in Oregon.

Please RSVP to J at 503.546.2950. If you have additional questions, please contact Rob Peace at 503.546.2950.

10.22.2012 *Please note: The word “Mandatory” in Mandatory Abuse Reporting means that it is mandatory that a person report abuse; it does not mean that it is mandatory that providers attend this training.

Oregon Disability Megaconference: October 25th, 26th and 27th, 2012

Just one week until the Oregon Disability Megaconference!

October 25 – 27, 2012

Salem Conference Center
200 Commercial Street SE – Salem, Oregon

NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!

OVER 50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS!

ART SHOW!EXHIBITORS/VENDORS! CASINO NIGHT!

AWARDS BANQUET! – FANCY & FABULOUS DANCE!

For complete information and to Register:
www.oregonmegaconference.org

October 18th and 25th, 2012: Join Us for INW’s Halloween Craft Night

INW is hosting a Halloween Craft Night! Over two nights, we’ll be making papier mache masks. Plan to attend both evenings!

Oct. 18th and 25th
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Independence Northwest
(541 NE 20th Ave., Suite 103.)

Limited space available.

INW hosts Craft Nights on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

We suggest a $3 donation to go toward supplies, provided by INW – however, no one will be turned away.

If you have personal care support needs, please bring a provider or support person with you. Kids are welcome with appropriate supervision.

Please RSVP by calling J at 503.546.2950. Limited space available. RSVP required.

Huge thanks to Beri Swango and Jessica Leftault for their hard work to create this fun resource and community connection.

INW Fall 2012 Newsletter Now Online

Check out the latest edition of INW’s newsletter. You’ll find articles celebrating INW’s 5th anniversary as a support services brokerage, details on our successful craft night, information about mandatory abuse reporting, important provider information, community resources, customer success stories and more!

Thanks to J, Beri, Spence and Rob for their work on this edition. Happy Fall 2012!

Click here: INW Newsletter Fall 2012

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