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June 8, 2013 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Attend Managing Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Rehabilitation Services, Free Seminar, Columbia St. Mary's
Columbia St. Mary's, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will present this free seminar that will discuss new therapies used to treat and manage MS on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 am – 11:45 am at Water Tower Medical Commons, First Floor Conference Room
2350 N. Lake Dr. For more information, visit their MS Seminar Flyer
June 2, 2013 - Free Pancake Breakfast, Free State Park Day, Friends of Harrington Beach State Park, Support the Accessible Cabin Project
The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park will host a free Pancake Breakfast at the Welcome Center at the park on June 2, 2013 from 8:00AM until noon. Entrance to the park is also free on that day.
At the Pancake Breakfast enjoy all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk at no charge. All donations from this year's event will be used to construct an accessible cabin in the campground. Start your day with a relaxing breakfast and afterwards enjoy this beautiful park!
Come support the accessible cabin with a donation and enjoy a walk on the beach after breakfast! For more information and a map, visit Friends of Harrington Beach Free Pancake Breakfast
2013 - May - Camping in Accessible Cabins of Wisconsin featured in New Mobility Magazine
In the May issue of New Mobility Magazine there is a featured article on Camping in Accessible Cabins by Mike Ervin. Art Miller, Anthonette Gilpatrick and Bryan Casper from the Wisconsin cabin projects were interviewed and quoted in the article. One has to prescribe to New Mobility Magazine to read the article at Camping in Accessible Cabins
March 6, 2013 - NAMI's "Pieces: In My Own Voice"
NAMI Greater Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Theater are putting on Pieces: In My Own Voice, an original production by Brenda Wasley, as part of their effort to educate the community about mental illness, dispel stereotypes and provide ongoing informational resources. The teen and adult cast brings to light the people behind the labels of Schizophrenia, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-polar Disorder, and Suicide.
The one hour long show will be held at Roosevelt Middle School (800 W Walnut St.) Wednesday, March 6th 10:10am. As the former President of NAMI Greater Milwaukee, I know that events like this are key in building our community's understanding of mental health. To reserve seats and for more information call the Milwaukee Public Theater at (414) 347-1685.
March 2013 - Guitars for Vets to heal ailing and injured military veterans
Guitars for Vets, Inc. is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. Through self-expression and the healing power of music, it is our intent to restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.
In 2007 Patrick Nettesheim, a Milwaukee-area guitar instructor, was introduced to Viet Nam Era Marine, Dan Van Buskirk. Dan wanted to play guitar, but felt that the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) had left him with the inability to coordinate the hands and the mind. What Dan soon discovered was that the same strong heart and spirit that got him through Viet Nam was all that he needed to make music and learn guitar.
It was a few months into these lessons that Dan suggested the two of them bring this modality to the Veterans at the VA in Milwaukee. The idea was born, and Patrick coined the name and slogan: GUITARS FOR VETS - The healing power of music in the hands of heroes. Since 2007, Guitars for Vets has provided over 1,200 new guitars and 8,000 lessons to our Nation's Veterans. Chapters have been established in over 25 cities in 15 states across the country, with more being added as resources are available.
March 2013 - Wisconsin's State Parks 8th Fully Accessible Cabin to be built at Harrington Beach State Park
The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park, a local citizen support group, in partnership with the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources are planning to build Wisconsin’s 8th
wheelchair accessible cabin for people with disabilities at the family campground of Harrington Beach State Park
near Belgium, Wisconsin.
The cabin will be built in memory and honor of Jim Schendel, an active member of Wisconsin’s disability community, and a tireless advocate for increased accessibility within the park, who unexpectedly passed away in January 2008. Jim also volunteered for New Horizons Un-Limited
as a computer trainer at various computer labs and workshops for people with disabilities across Southeastern Wisconsin.
The Friends Group has asked New Horizons Un-Limited, Miller Engineering Information Technologies Group Inc., and
Strass Maguire and Associates Inc., architects, to coordinate accessibility issues and donate the design for
Jim's cabin for the State of Wisconsin.
For more information about the accessible cabin project, see our NHU press release at 8th Accessible Cabin to be built at Harrington Beach State Park
You can help make this accessible cabin available to the many campers who might not otherwise be able to enjoy
the experience of camping in the great outdoors.
The Harrington Accessible Cabin is in the stage of raising funds and is seeking your support. To learn more about
this project, how you may be able to assist with their fund raising efforts, see the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park Letter. To make a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3)
donation to FHBSP/Accessible Cabin, call the park at (262) 285-3015 or e-mail us at New Horizons Un-Limited at
March 2013 - Milwaukee Community Sailing Center to host U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships September 5-8th, 2013
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center will be the site of the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships, September 5th-8th, 2013. The Championships are still in the planning stage, information to be forthcoming.
March 20, 2013 - Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations will host Disability Advocacy Day in Madison
The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations will host Disability Advocacy Day in Madison on March 20, 2013. A day for you to connect with your legislators and share your story with them, tell them how legislative policies affect people with disabilities. The survival coalition will give a briefing and will set up your legislative visit. You can register online or by submitting the registration form. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 13. See the article at Disability Advocacy Day
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