Self-Advocates of Indiana Newsletter
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05.29.2020

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Calling All Artists!
The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana are looking for a logo for their state wide conference in November.  The title of the conference is Imagine the Possibilities: Shaping Our Future.  The conference will give people the tools they need to create a better life for themselves or their loved ones.
 
The contest is open to any person with a disability.  And the winner will receive a free conference registration and gift card. 
 
Submissions can be mailed to The Arc of Indiana, Attn:  Jill Vaught, 143 W. Market Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN  46204 or emailed to thearc@arcind.org.  The deadline is July 1, 2020
President's Note:
Shawn Fulton

Hi everyone I hope you all are staying safe and not going crazy, so here is what you do-- you can play games, you can watch movies, you can can come on sai zoom meeting (info below) just to have someone to talk to, have fun, and talk about concerns you have about the virus, and you can go for walks. Just stay safe.
 
Self Advocates of Indiana is hosting weekly Video Calls on Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 pm. These meetings use the RingCentral app (which we highly recommend downloading) and you can connect--

using your computer or smartphone: 

https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1487909519?pwd=TTVzK1RyWVB1YnBaTVZTRFI0MWJpZz09

or by phone:
Dial: (773) 231-9226
Meeting ID: 148 790 9519
Password: 396789

Vice-President's Note:
Courtney Clark

Hey everybody,
Shawn and I just wanted to check in with you all to see how everyone is holding up during this strange and difficult time. I know that it can be hard to stay positive and productive right now, and just remember that we are all in this together and try to stay as positive as you can.

Stay safe, stay healthy.
Internet Safety Tips
Even as the state begins to reopen, people will still be connecting a lot online. Facebook, Zoom, and other platforms are a great way to stay connected to family and friends, but it's important to stay safe online. Here are a couple tips:

1. Do not give out your full name, contact information, or date of birth to a stranger
2. Do not open email attachments you don't recognize or are not expecting
3. Use the privacy settings on social media sites (found under "settings")
4. Be kind online-- not technically a safety tip, but always worth remembering!
Self Advocates Speak Freely
Erin McGuire

Are you a self advocate with a intellectual disability?  Do you have Facebook?  Then let me introduce you to a Facebook group page that I belong to and hopefully you will find it EXCITING as I have it is called 'Self Advocates Speak Freely.'  This page was founded by a gentleman name Anthony Nash he is a Self Advocate from Washington.  He has started an amazing movement where self advocates across the world can get on Zoom and chat and just have a good time and learn from one another.  I have had the opportunity to not only chat with these amazing self advocates from Michigan, Australia, U.K , Canada, Washington and Massachusetts but have made priceless friendships too.  
The LEND Program
Danie'l Mize

Hello, my name is Danie'l Mize and I would like to tell you what I am about ready to do- it is called the LEND program. It is a program that last about 6 months. I get to choose one of my passions to create something with a partner. Let me tell you it is scary to do something like when when you usually don't do anything like this. I am going to do my best for the people who believed in me. Thanks for listening.
 
Self-Advocates of Indiana
143 W. Market Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-977-2375
317-977-2385 — Fax

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