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July 2015

Secret Powers and Super Folks: Heroes of Disability and Determination
When: July 23
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center Room 172, 20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
More information: Join The Ability Institute at Saint Louis University as it celebrates 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. St. Louis Community College professor Dr. Dan Yezbick will host a unique presentation on fictional superheroes with disabilities. The event is free, but preregistration is encouraged.  Free parking is available in the Laclede Garage.

Ability Exhibit Showing
When: July 23 – 25
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis University, Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
More information: The Ability Institute at Saint Louis University is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by hosting free exhibit showings open to the public.

Allies for Art Show
When: July 25
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis University, Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
More information: The Ability Institute at Saint Louis University in partnership with Turner Center for the Arts and 100 Percent Wine presents Allies for Art: Fostering the Inclusion of Artists with Disabilities. Join the institute for an art show and wine to celebrate inclusion and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 2015

45th Anniversary Celebration
When: August 7
Time: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

Missouri Guardianship Law Proposed Changes
When: August 18
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, 8531 Page Ave., Ste. 120, St. Louis, MO 63114
More information: MO-­WINGS (Missouri’s Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders) has been meeting for several years to review and propose revisions to Missouri’s Guardianship and Conservatorship law. Join the group for a presentation to discuss the proposed changes, learn more about the process, discuss next steps and provide input. The latest draft of MO-WINGS work is available at www.mo­wings.org.

September 2015

Missouri Guardianship Law Proposed Changes
When: September 3
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, 1025 Country Club Rd., St Charles, MO 63303
More information: MO-­WINGS (Missouri’s Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders) has been meeting for several years to review and propose revisions to Missouri’s Guardianship and Conservatorship law. Join the group for a presentation to discuss the proposed changes, learn more about the process, discuss next steps and provide input. The latest draft of MO-WINGS work is available at www.mo­wings.org.

Achieving the American Dream: Explore the Possibilities
When: September 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Courtyard Marriott, 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201
More information: Family members, self-advocates and professionals, please be our guest for an interactive, hands-on workshop as we explore strategies on how we can build a better financial future for ourselves and for individuals we support. Spend the day learning about key strategies to help us become financially fit. Often times, individuals with disabilities and their supports are not familiar with strategies they can access to help them achieve their financial goal. This workshop will provide you with tools and resources that can assist you in achieving your American Dream. During the workshop we will discuss five key strategies: Social Security benefits and work supports, employment, free tax preparation, financial education and asset development. Join us to learn about the possibilities that are available! There is no charge to attend but participation is limited to the first 100 people to register. Call today to reserve your spot! Lunch is provided. Mileage reimbursement available for low-income family members and self-advocates. For more information and to register please call 800-500-7878.

2015 Accessible Ramp Building Project
When: September 23
Time: TBD
Where: Various locations
More information: TBD

October 2015

Paraquad Ability Fair
When: October 17
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1420 S. Sappington Rd., St. Louis, MO 63126

November 2015

2015 Shine the Light Awards
When: November 4
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plz., St. Louis, MO 63105
More information: TBD

December 2015

No events scheduled.