Good News! You Can Still Plant a Garden


We’ve talked about gardening a lot here on the blog (and in our newsletter), but you might be surprised that we’re talking about it in July. Isn’t it too late to plant a garden in July? Turns out it’s not! While new summer plants take a lot more watering (usually every day), they take much […]

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Forsyth County Schools Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA


Forsyth County Schools has profiled alumnus Bryan Dooley, who “grew up going to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. After participating in the pre-kindergarten program at The Children’s Center, Dooley went on to Bolton Elementary and Meadowlark Middle before going to Reagan High School. After graduating from there in 2009, he went to Guilford College, where he graduated […]

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SFI Reads: Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist


Part memoir, part oral history of the modern disability rights movement, Judith Heumann’s book sparkles with personality, strength, and wit. As the granddaughter of Holocaust victims, Heumann’s childhood was marked not only by this loss, but also by her parents’ work to create for their daughter a life filled with dignity, curiosity, and the courage […]

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My ADA Story: The ADA Sparked my Mission


Our ED, Keith Greenarch, recently wrote the following for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. By Keith Greenarch, Executive Director of the Solutions for Independence Center for Independent Living   I can’t remember what I was doing July 26, 1990 other than […]

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Paralympians Adapting to Pandemic as NBC Rebroadcasts Games


NBC will be rebroadcasting Paralympic highlights from past years in lieu of coverage of the now-cancelled games for 2020. The coverage began on June 18th and will run through July 12th. Athletes who would have competed in those games are facing many of the same challenges the rest of us are, and they’re also figuring […]

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Winston-Salem Will Require Face Masks


Winston-Salem will begin requiring masks in public places on Friday, June 26th, per Mayor Allen Joines. “I am firmly convinced that wearing a mask can play a very significant role in reducing the risk of spreading the virus,” Joines said. “I am putting a mask mandate in place for the city of Winston-Salem to prevent […]

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Elder Abuse Awareness Walk


The 2020 Elder Abuse Awareness Walk is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting communities across the Piedmont. However please join us for our virtual event “Staying Safe While Staying At Home.” To Register, visit: https://bit.ly/stayingsafeathomeNC.

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Millions of Dollars for New Housing Opportunities


The Federal Government is moving millions of dollars for new housing opportunities for people with disabilities. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is spending $77 million dollars to subsidize over 8000 housing vouchers for people with disabilities. The funds were made available by the CARES Act and will be known as the Section 811 Mainstream Housing […]

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June Calendar Updates


Cardinal Innovations is continuing to provide great live streams throughout this month! You can find them on their Facebook page. Check out the June calendar below! JUNE 2020 Have you participated in any of Cardinal’s live streams? How did you like them? Let us know in the comments!

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Virtual Mental Health Support


Today, our resource specialist Tim Blake wants to share information about virtual support groups from the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County. 1. Thrive Young Adult Support Group – for young adults – ages 18 to 30 — with any mental health issue. Meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 2.TIDES Mood Disorders […]

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