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Applications online at: Hidden Truths
. Deadline of June 1, 2013, for submission of work;
however, if you would like to be included in the coloring
book please make sure the high resolution image(s)
are received by May 1, 2013.
Open to Artists with Epilepsy - No Entry Fee.
Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, Sculptures,
Digital and Mixed Media.
The Winning Pieces Will Be Featured and On Sale at the
2013 Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled Art Show. Selected pieces will be
featured at the opening event and throughout the month of October at the
Susan Nelson Gallery in Newport Beach, California. Artwork from the show
will also be featured on promotional materials and merchandise, including
advertisements, brochures, posters, online, and more. Opening evening of
the 2013 Hidden Truths,
The Mind Unraveled will be October 5th and October 6th, 2013.
Artists who submit their work will also have the opportunity for their work,
if selected, to be featured in Take it from here...a first of its kind coloring book
showcasing the work of artists with epilepsy.
Contact Dr. Julie Thompson-Dobkin at email@example.com or phone: (714) 987-9975.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) have begun a partnership to establish a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for disability employment inclusion and accessibility. The new index - currently referred to as the "Disability Equality IndexSM" - will provide employers with a transparent, objective road-map for improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The index will be released in 2013. For more, visit AAPD or USBLN.
If you or a loved on receives Medicare benefits, check out the latest edition of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' handbook Medicare & You. You will find all of the essential information for obtaining the prescription and medical coverage you need to stay healthy in 2013. You will also learn more about the new preventive services and prescription drug gap assistance, now being offered under the Affordable Care Act. Learn about this, and more in the new handbook.
Healthline just launched an interactive tool that shows the correlation between sun exposure, vitamin D, and MS rates. You can find it at: http://www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/vitamin-d. Australian researchers are about to launch the world's first large-scale clinical trial to measure vitamin D's effectiveness as a preventative treatment for MS.
Disability.gov wants to know what is your connection to disability. What's Your Connection? will run from October 30, 2012 to July 31, 2013. Join in this effort to spark conversations and build support for inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and in their communities. Share how having or knowing someone who has a disability has touched your life. You can either e-mail a photograph in JPG format, along with a 250-word maximum caption, to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload a captioned, one-minute video to your personal YouTube page. Be sure to include the hashtag, #myconnection2, in the title.
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