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14th November 2008

vegawriters12:08pm: Noodles and Company Helps out UILC!!
Noodles and Company on Fort Union Blvd is hosting a benefit night for the Utah Independent Living Center. On Friday, November 14, 2008, they will be donating 25% of sales from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Come in at any time between the hours of 5-10 pm and order from Noodles and Company’s incredible menu of dishes that range from Asian to American cuisine. Please let the Noodles crew know you’re there to support UILC. Afterward, come by the UILC table to talk to a staff member about what’s happening at the Center.

UILC needs your help. With your support, we can continue to serve the community of people with disabilities—increasing independence one day at a time.

Where:
Noodles and Company Fort Union
6901 S. 1300 E.
Midvale, UT
801-565-7256

When:
Friday, November 14, 2008
5-10 PM

For More information on the Utah Independent Living Center:
3445 S. Main St.
SLC, UT 84115
801-466-5565
www.uilc.org

13th November 2008

vegawriters10:17am: Noodles and Company Hosts Benefit for UILC - Come Join Us!
Noodles and Company on Fort Union Blvd is hosting a benefit night for the Utah Independent Living Center. On Friday, November 14, 2008, they will be donating 25% of sales from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Come in at any time between the hours of 5-10 pm and order from Noodles and Company’s incredible menu of dishes that range from Asian to American cuisine. Please let the Noodles crew know you’re there to support UILC. Afterward, come by the UILC table to talk to a staff member about what’s happening at the Center.

UILC needs your help. With your support, we can continue to serve the community of people with disabilities—increasing independence one day at a time.

Where:
Noodles and Company Fort Union
6901 S. 1300 E.
Midvale, UT
801-565-7256

When:
Friday, November 14, 2008
5-10 PM

For More information on the Utah Independent Living Center:
3445 S. Main St.
SLC, UT 84115
801-466-5565
www.uilc.org

29th August 2008

vegawriters3:33pm: UILC Holds 18th Annual 5K Run and Roll
August 29, 2008

For further information contact:
Kim or Debbie: 466-5565
www.uilc.org

UTAH INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
HOLDS 18th ANNUAL 5K “RUN AND ROLL” RACE

Saturday, September 13th, The Utah Independent Living Center (UILC) will hold its 18th Annual 5K “Run and Roll”. The race will begin at 9:30 AM with registration at 8:30 AM at the Redwood Recreation Center (3060 S. Lester St. (1595 W.) in West Valley) and chart a course down Lester St. to West Parkway Ave. Proceeds from the 5 K will go toward continuing UILC’s 26 year tradition of increasing the independence of people with disabilities. UILC is a private non-profit, non-residential agency that provides independent living skill training to people with disabilities in order for them to live more independently in their comminutes. UILC teaches classes such as cooking and nutrition, communications skills, financial management, and public transit usage. Other services include recreation, deaf enhancement, assistive technology (AT), nursing home transition and diversion, an AT Loan Bank, and a youth program. UILC provides information, advocacy, public awareness, and education on disability issues. Race pre-registration, before September 13, is 15 dollars. Registration on the day of the race is 20 dollars. The registration fee includes t-shirt and all present are entered into a post-race prize drawing. For more information, call Kim or Debbie at 466-5565 or visit www.uilc.org.

2nd May 2008

seekingjoy2:28pm: Support meaningful health coverage for amputees!
Right now, many amputees are being denied access to an artificial limb. They pay their premiums into private insurance companies, but then those same companies refuse to cover the cost of the prosthesis they need to be active and independent. This is just plain wrong!

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is working to address this at the state and federal level. We launched an online petition in support of meaningful coverage for prosthetic care and less than one week later we already have almost 1,500 signatures. Our goal is to get to 5,000 signatures by the end of May. We need your help to get there!

Please, sign the online petition and send the link (www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/petition/) to your friends & family!

For more information, visit www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/index.html.

7th August 2007

vegawriters12:38pm: UTAH INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER HOLDS 17th ANNUAL 5K “RUN AND ROLL” RACE
UTAH INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
HOLDS 17th ANNUAL 5K “RUN AND ROLL” RACE

Saturday, September10, The Utah Independent Living Center (UILC) will hold its 17th Annual 5K “Run and Roll”. The race will begin at 9:30 AM at the Redwood Recreation Center (3060 S. Lester St. (1595 W.) in West Valley) and chart a course down Lester St. to West Parkway Ave before circling back around to end at the Recreation Center. Proceeds from the 5 K will go toward continuing UILC’s 25 year tradition of increasing the independence of people with disabilities.

For the past 16 years, residents of the Salt Lake Valley have joined with UILC – be it on foot or by wheelchair – to raise funds for the programs at the center UILC is a private non-profit, non-residential agency that provides independent living skill training to people with disabilities in order for them to live more independently in their comminutes. UILC teaches classes such as cooking and nutrition, communications skills, financial management, and public transit usage. Other services include recreation, deaf enhancement, assistive technology (AT), nursing home transition and diversion, an AT Loan Bank, and a youth program. UILC provides information, advocacy, public awareness, and education on disability issues.

In 2007, The Utah Independent Living Center celebrates 25 years of working to increase the quality of life for Utah residents with disabilities. Events such as this one give the community a chance to come together and show their continued support for UILC’s efforts. Last year, the UILC served over 1500 people and expects that number to increase in 2008. Money raised at this event will ensure that all people who walk through the door receive the services they need.

Pre-registration, before September 15, is 15 dollars. Registration on the day of the race is 20 dollars. The registration fee includes t-shirt and all present are entered into a post-race prize drawing. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. and the race starts right at 9:30 AM. For more information, call Kim or Cathy at 466-5565 or visit www.uilc.org.

20th June 2007

abcripcouples12:30am: Study for women with disabilities and their male AB partners


                                           
Are you a Woman with a Disability involved with an Able-bodied man?


Or an Able-bodied man involved with a Woman with a Disability?


Is your Disability Visible to other People when you are out in Public?


If so and you live in surrounding Bay Area of Northern California and have been in a monogamous relationship for at least one year:


You are invited to participate in a Study conducted by a psychology student at California School for Professional Psychology which Explores Your Relationship.


If you are interested Contact through this LJ page.


I am a graduate Student at Alliant International University, where I am getting a doctorate in psychology. I am looking for WOMEN with a VISIBLE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES who are with MEN who are ABLE-BODIED. THE WOMAN HAS TO HAVE HAD A VISIBLE PHYSICAL DISABILITY WHEN SHE FIRST MET THE MAN.


 


**This study has this particular criteria because it is studying certain factors and is not meant to be discriminatory towards anyone that does not meet this criteria. If you are a person or couple that does not meet this criteria  but would like some referrals please contact me.*:


 


 

23rd January 2007

zandrea1:09pm: New Community Invitation
Cross posted everywhere

Hello everyone. My name is Andrea. I am a mother to a Deaf child, sister to someone who has Cerebral Palsy and is a FIERCE disability right activist, and I myself have ADHD. I am also a Student at Antioch University Seattle in a BA completion program with a class assignment that I would love for you to be a part of. My class is centered around how individuals can use their personal stories to create social change.

For my project, I would like to gather stories of experiences of medical care from people in the disabilities community. I plan on creating a booklet or zine of related art, photography, and primarily your stories to then pass on to the University of Washington's department of disability studies ( http://depts.washington.edu/chdd/ ). It is my hope that by offering your experiences, future medical care providers will have a better understanding of their impact when working with future patients.

Because of the often sensitive nature of these stories, anonymous contributions would be more than welcome. I have set up an account for those who would like to add their stories anonymously. Please see the community for more information. Please also let me know if you have any additional ideas for the direction of this project.

This community is part of a six week project. It is my hope that well after the project itself is completed, the community will continue to be a place of support and sharing



Image Description: Banner with text that reads "A story for change. What is your story?" With the image of the disabled parking logo in yellow on black pavement with the word "Change" writen underneath. Beside the symbol is an open book with the text over it that reads "A community project for positive medical care."

astoryforchange

For more information, visit our community page.

Andrea

24th January 2006

ssaphire_chick12:28pm: last fridays adventure
I helped Adventures Without Limits, the organization I volenteer for, take up onto Mt. Hood about 10 at risk teenaged boys cross country skiing. They absolutely had a blast. They abslutely loved the snow. They had many a snow ball fight. At lunch some of them got into a wresteling match in the snow, it was great. We took un ungroomed track for about half a mile then onto a groomed tail that aparently the ski patrol uses, we shared it wil many a snowmobile. There were many hills and valleys. It was fun watching the boys go from falling down almost all the time to being able to hand going down hill like pros.

At the end we circled up and asked everyone to tell the rest of the group what there favorite part of the day was and the least favorite part of the day was.

Most said there least favoite part of the day was have to ski the ungroomed portion of the route. I couldn't agree more.

For the favorite part some siad lunch, some said the going down hill, one guy said watching the snow boarders go by "cause they looked so cool."

For me my favorite part of the day was here everyones laughter. It was the kind of laughter where everyone is laughting with one another as opposed to at one another.

Happy adventureing!

19th January 2006

ssaphire_chick3:22pm: Update
we are still alive and kicking.

Tomrow I'm going as a guide to a group of at risk youth on a cross country ski trip. I'm leaving my beloved Guide Dog at home and caning it. Some how I don't think she'd do very good guide work whilst I'm on skies. chuckles. It should be fun and rewarding. I'll tell you how the trip went in a few days.

Happy adventureing.
Current Mood: excited

8th November 2005

ssaphire_chick1:13am: My lates adventrue
Last Friday was on of my days volenteering with Adventures Without Limits. It was nice only 3 people to "guide" ,chuckles. We were at Hawthorn Farms Athletic Club. They have this tiny yet intense Rock wall it has 7 routes 5 of which are all over hangs of varing degree. Fun! The first three climbs all had bells at the top which for me makes it really easy to know when my climber has reached the top.

We had a visually Impaired girl, 2 boys both pre-teen, one who i think is mostly normal and the other I know has something going on not sure what. I was fun, the girl will call her R has a new nick name Rocket girl, she is a fast climber, we started working on a little more techniquie with ther, we also did that for the mostly normal kid, we will call him J the other on we will call PM. PM has a very short attention span and is pron to wander off so we have to keep an eye or in my case an ear out for him make sure he stays with the group and stays safe. PM was so cool, he may have a short attention span but get him on the wall and he goes. He's very slow but he is determined to get to the top. It takes him like 20 min. to climb 25 ft. He takes lots of breaks. I love the fact that he just wont stop. He has to get to the top. R was determained to. A good time was had by all.

I do like working in smaller groups, it's much easier for me to function and not get lost in the crowd. I think though that in time as I figure out who to work with larger crowds that that will change. Later all.

5th November 2005

ssaphire_chick1:58pm: A little about your moderator
About me: I have always loved the outdoors, when I was growing up I had relitives take me hiking, camping, swimming in nature, and exploring. I loved it. Then I grew up I still loved the outdoors but that took a back burner to trying to figure out what I was going to do for a living, then kids, one or which is blind, and figering our this thing called marriage. During that time I lost about half of my sight, I'm now legally blind with my guide dog Moira. So I got in contact with Oregon Commision for the Blind as part of their cariculum they take their students on an outdoor ropes course to build teamwork and confidance. One that ropes course I had the oppertunity to climb straight up a tree. I loved it. Our guide/instuctor was commenting on the skills used to climb this tree where thoughs used by rock climbers. That peaked my curiosity. I was due to start college in a few months. My school had rock climbing classes. The rest is history. I switched majors form Radio to Outdoor Recreation/Education. In my spare time I volenteer with Adventures Without Limits a non-profit who's aim is to get people with disabilities outside playing. They also strive to break the barriers between people with disabilities and thoughs without.
Current Mood: optimistic
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