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JeanieCombs
23:02
Jeanie Combs-3Rivers CIL in Wamego, KS-my satellite office is on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta, KS
shannon
23:25
Shannon Wood, Ocala FL CIL
Denise Wardle
23:37
Denise Wardle TARP CIL Paris TN serving 8 rural counties
cindyg
23:54
Cindy Gabbert, Fargo, ND Freedom Resource Center
S Melasecca
23:57
Sarah from GSIL in NH
Beth James
24:01
Beth James -Jackson TN- 8 Rural Counties
renee hernandez
24:12
Hi I'm Renee Hernandez IL Housing Specialist with Independent Living Center of Kern County
lrodriguez
24:17
Laura Rodriguez from Bakersfield California
Megan Child
24:21
Megan Child in Miles City MT
Info IPKY
24:28
Megan Coleman-Lexington, KY
tnichols
24:36
Terry Nichols from Port Huron Michigan
Kevin
25:46
Kevin Thompson Greeley, Colorado Connections for Independent Living
amyf
26:40
Amy Friot. NY Connects Specialist
Cindi Hall
26:50
Cindi Hall-Disability Partners, Sylva, NC
Mike Grier
27:04
Mike Grier, Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living
KWilliams
27:22
hello from SAIL in Marquette MI
Lydia Cosgrove
27:33
Hello, Lydia Cosgrove from Disability Rights & Resources in Charlotte, NC
dacnorthwest
27:34
Sherri Boelter, Independent Living Advocate- Post Falls, ID
Michael Welsh
27:45
SOCIL Hocking County Ohio
maria
29:50
Please join our weekly virtual space: Breaking Silences Peer GroupHosted by: Dr. Julie Williams from Wright State University and Maria Matzik of Access Center for Independent LivingThis discussion group is held every Thursday evening from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The group’s intent is to offer community connectiveness to individuals who are isolated by the impact of COVID-19. The group welcomes participation from professionals, family members, allies of the disability community, etc. as well.The group is working on ways to develop emergency resources and to develop an awareness regarding individuals with significant disabilities. Our goal is to initiate social connections and to offer support within the community.There is no cost associated with participation and / or involvement in this group. If you are interested in being a part of this virtual community please contact: Dr. Williamsjulie.williams@wright.eduor937-266-9375Dr. Williams will add you to the attendee list and send you an invitatio
Ari Goodman
30:51
Ari Goodman: ari@cpwd.org - Center for people with Disabilities peer support groups online everyday for free. Please email me for details!
Brooke Wilson
32:21
Zoom does offer an 800 # but the subscriber pays for the usage.
Sarah Martinez
34:04
freeconferencecall.com
Karl Kopp
34:06
Society's Assets has created an online guide on community resources and information during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here: https://societysassetsilc.wixsite.com/coronavirusCheck out the site for information on:* the economic stimulus payments,* food sources,* utilities,* Internet providers,* other benefits,* safer at home resources,* health information, and* mental health resources.We serve Southeastern Wisconsin (Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock Counties).
Michael Welsh
34:48
Trac fone has unlimited data to those who qualify at https://www.tracfone.com/covid
Robert
36:11
Robert Blumenfeld Alliance of People with disAbilities serving King County, WA. 500k residents live in rural (unincorporated) county
Alexandra Enders
38:40
FreeConference Call is a free "bridge", but I think individuals calling in have to pay for any applicable long distance charges.
lucyw
39:27
Lucy here in the Upper Peninsula. Our Operations manager has started a virtual water cooler meeting peer support staff can phone into for checking in and just touching base.
Beth James
40:14
We have received request for cloth mask and have gotten volunteers to make them and have started handing them out
ToddHolloway
41:39
Check out resources at www.disasterstrategies.org
Amanda Whittington
41:41
Amanda at empower: abilities in Springfield MO. We do a daily Zoom meeting for staff who want to join, and we have started a private Facebook page and staff really love it. We closed our office on March 13, and have been sharing our TP and supplies with consumers. I am the AT Coordinator and have a Facebook clip that we do every Tuesday and that is keeping consumers engaged.
APRIL Office
43:16
healthycommunityliving.com
Brooke Wilson
44:05
From ACL - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was signed into law on March 27. The Act provided $85M for Centers for Independent Living under Title VII, Part C, Chapter I of the Rehabilitation Act. We are working to distribute these funds and will post final allocations as soon as that is complete.
ToddHolloway
44:12
Funding for CILs will be directed to focus on core services.
Ari Goodman
47:42
@Lani, I am having such a similar situation, and I too, feel stuck
Carol Tuning
48:25
Perhaps a caregiver, friend or church member/pastor could assist.
Josh Whitmire
48:57
You could try to reach out to social workers that work for local agencies that deal with memory care
Denise Wardle
48:59
have the police do a wellness check
ToddHolloway
49:31
Does she have access to broadband access in her area? If she does many companies are providing free services and hardware during the pandemic.
lucyw
49:33
Lucy here-- mail her a picture of you and ask her to keep it by the phone. We are going back to sending mail. Send her a note every few days.
Mary
50:21
Hi Lani, our staff sent a picture of herself,
Deb Maijala
50:27
This seems like an obvious resource, so forgive me. But have you contacted Alzheimer's Association for possible resources, solutions, etc?
Carol Tuning
50:38
Also, AARP may be able to upgrade her phone.
lucyw
50:59
Lucy cont-- talk about old habits that she may still access like favorite foods and songs . That way she could
lucyw
51:36
Remember to reach out then about those items ofmemory she will be able to share
ToddHolloway
51:56
Check with FCC for free services in any areas of the U.S. Expansion of the LifeLine program.
Info IPKY
53:24
how is everyone providing IL skills training when we aren't able to do face to face meetings/trainings right now? many of our consumers also don't have access to do a video call right now.
Gloria
53:34
does anyone know if captel work with cell phones
Cindi Hall
53:47
http://www.disasterstrategies.org/
Amanda Whittington
53:57
There are captioning apps for cell phones
APRIL Office
54:35
disasterstrategies.org
Gloria
54:53
can you recommend one that is easy to use
esanders
56:16
I just did a webinar training on Financial Wellness but it was to members of staff, 90% of whom have disabilities. All program personnel are working from home and webinar training is possible. Its difficult to reach the other community consumers on webinar but we are planning to do a one on one over the phone with consumers
lucyw
57:22
Old school-- just calling each consumer individually up to a couple of times a week.
Ari Goodman
57:35
yep that's what we do every week!
Amanda Whittington
57:51
The 2 captioning apps that SHOULD still work are Sprint Captel and Clear Captions.
Info IPKY
57:57
Thanks you all! I definitely have gotten some new ideas already this afternoon!!
esanders
57:59
We do that too every week
lucyw
58:15
Some of us are older so we don't have to dust them off.
ToddHolloway
58:56
Check effective communications on www.wasilc.org
Scott
59:17
Yep... I do school phone calls too. I have contact with consumers a least once every 10 days.
Josh Whitmire
01:01:30
What about different ways to work on nursing home transition, since they are all basically shut down
Judy Brown
01:01:32
I just got doing that Workshop and it is really great information. Easy to explain to consumers.
Deb Maijala
01:03:07
can someone share the url for the house part app?
maria
01:03:22
We are not permitted to actually transition anyone. We keep in contact by phone
Denise Wardle
01:03:48
what was the community living web site again??
Kevin
01:04:51
healthycommunityliving.com
APRIL Office
01:05:01
healthycommunityliving.org
APRIL Office
01:06:02
https://houseparty.com/
Deb Maijala
01:06:16
thank you!
Mike Grier
01:06:18
I have to run to another meeting "virtually"...everyone b safe.
Brooke Wilson
01:06:19
You can also use your cell phone and run the Zoom app using cell phone service versus internet
APRIL Office
01:06:25
house party has to be used with google chrome or an ap on your smart phone
Deb Maijala
01:06:30
There's also a "booster" that we use for large groups.
lucyw
01:06:45
Lucy-- try to use off hours and have fewer people on the call. Break up into topics
S Melasecca
01:06:50
We are noticing that consumers are really focused on the basics right now - medication access, food and supplies, etc. rather than the programs/skills they may usually look for. So, we're doing a lot of I&R and coordination to help where we can... and doing a lot of check-in calls, general support and listening.
lucyw
01:07:18
Where I live in a town of 400 this is a problem
S Melasecca
01:07:20
Sorry - that was Sarah in New Hampshire
maria
01:07:25
Here is a resource for Ohio utilities
maria
01:07:29
From: Andrew.Tinkham@occ.ohio.gov <Andrew.Tinkham@occ.ohio.gov>Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:26 AMTo: Andrew.Tinkham@occ.ohio.govSubject: OCC Remote Educational PresentationsI hope all is well and safe.In an effort to continue to educate Ohioans on utility topics, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel is offering remote presentations on numerous utility topics to organizations and agencies throughout Ohio. The presentation topics include:• Utilities During the Coronavirus Crisis• How to Keep Your Utilities Connected• Utility Consumer Protections• Lowering Your Utility Bills through Energy EfficiencyI would be more than happy to present remotely at community agency roundtable meetings or staff meetings. If you are interested in scheduling a remote presentation, please let me know.Take care,Andrew
Martha Mason
01:07:51
Work with your Council of Governments on high speed connectivity
Judy Brown
01:07:55
I am sorry, what is the house party site for?
Marissa Smith-Fletcher
01:08:52
Marissa- Also plug the ethernet cord directly into your laptop or computer for direct speed
Sierra Royster
01:10:01
@ Judy house party is a good connection with staff and consumer. Just touching base and ability to screen share for fun.
Judy Brown
01:10:44
Thank you so much. I had never heard of it before.
S Melasecca
01:11:18
Re: IRS, maybe call State Reps / Congressional reps to see if they may have another way to access
Deb Maijala
01:11:42
Deaf Centers of Nevada might know of resources for you. If you would like me to assist with that, send me an email at deb@nncil.org
ToddHolloway
01:11:47
try Jim House at toddh@cfisouth.org
Sierra Royster
01:12:16
You could also check to see if there is a council for the deaf and hard of hearing, or an deaf advocacy agency. They could help navigate the path.
Josh Whitmire
01:12:46
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Josh Whitmire
01:12:57
What about virtual VRI
Sierra Royster
01:13:41
Molson.april@gmail.com Mary's email address
S Melasecca
01:16:00
I'm also noticing a lot of staff anxiety and personal worries - so we are making sure to talk frequently, not only about resources and work-related types, but also just to connect personally
Amanda Whittington
01:17:44
That’s why we made our staff Facebook page. People wanted to be connected but were so tired of all of the emails!
Info IPKY
01:18:04
Sarah-agreed! we have calls three times a week to talk just about whatever and one of those calls no work talk is allowed. sometimes the conversation is light and sometimes it's a little more heavy. we also text each other about if we are doing self care to encourage each other.
Karin Riedel
01:18:05
DREDF= Disbility Rights Education & Defense Fund pulled together a clear disability resource and advocacy page
Josh Whitmire
01:18:45
slack is great too for communication
Sierra Royster
01:18:56
Discord is good too.
Annetta Johnson
01:18:59
We have Microsoft Teams and set up a chat just for connecting separate from the work stuff. It can be pretty entertaining sometimes.
Marissa Smith-Fletcher
01:19:02
Slack is GREAT
JeanieCombs
01:20:10
https://www.virusanxiety.com site for people to check out
Karl Kopp
01:20:19
our staff posted and shared selfies of their new office mates in their new home office - pets.
Davina Patterson
01:20:33
GroupMe
lucyw
01:20:37
Sharing good books is a great recreational activity. Dropping books off at peoples porch in a brown paper bag.
Amanda Whittington
01:20:49
Yes we did a best and worst coworkers competition with people’s pets!
JeanieCombs
01:22:00
Will the APRIL conference be cancelled?
APRIL Office
01:22:44
Rayna.sage@mso.umt.edu
Karl Kopp
01:23:53
remember stressed spells desserts backwards- so go enjoy some
lrodriguez
01:24:43
LOL @ Karl.... "desserts" We are all ready eating way too much
Martha Mason
01:25:53
Martha@swilc.org
lrodriguez
01:26:04
**already …..
cindyg
01:26:53
Many people are wondering how they can help, in my neighborhood in Fargo, ND we put food out on our driveways in bags and a family drove by to gather everything off the same day at one of our food pantries.
KWilliams
01:27:00
thank you for all this information. these webinars are appreciated!
esanders
01:28:13
This is the most fruitful webinar with new ideas and humor. I have learnt a lot and will share with my workmates, thank you very much
maria
01:28:18
We have a neighborhood page and people have been really helpful with resources
Deb Maijala
01:28:33
This has been so valuable, and I would like to wish everyone well! Stay safe and healthy while you are helping others!
lucyw
01:28:57
It is so rich to be in the call because of the kindness and laughter in the group. Thanks. Tears in my eyes
Amanda Whittington
01:29:21
I appreciate everyone being here today. Hope you all stay safe, and you don’t have to apologize for the daughter! We are all in “doing what we can” mode!
Michael Welsh
01:29:38
Paper products are scarce in central Ohio
Amanda Whittington
01:29:52
Are you a partner with Convoy of Hope?
Amanda Whittington
01:30:10
We have been able to order supplies from Convoy, Michael Welsh
Amanda Whittington
01:30:35
We are giving TP, Paper towels, cleaning supplies and sanitizer to all consumers who ask
maria
01:31:29
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1td5Uq2R_ivBLzPzamnq41T89nLD1UetHzS-9tGr1fsk/edit#
KWilliams
01:31:32
no
maria
01:32:04
Just sharing the disability disaster tool kit
Amanda Whittington
01:32:33
We started just by sharing our own internal inventory!
Amanda Whittington
01:32:41
I love my CIL.
Al
01:33:13
What are folks doing when it comes to signatures on documents?
Erik R.
01:33:15
My audio is not the best so I am going to ask this question here: "has anyone encountered a person with hearing loss, that utilizes lip reading, having difficulty to communicating with people wearing masks out in the community?"
Amanda Whittington
01:33:15
Stay safe!
Michael Welsh
01:33:57
mailing with self addressed stamp env
Kathleen AILH Maui
01:34:15
Regular Snail-Mailing back and forth to get signatures
maria
01:34:16
We mail them with a self addressed stamped envelope
Josh Whitmire
01:34:27
Each center is different but as long as we get their signature and date on a sheet of paper that will work in the mean time
Beth James
01:34:30
Docusign is on Tech Soup
Kaylena Townsend
01:34:33
Dochub is free through google
Amanda Whittington
01:34:36
I have seen people make masks with clear plastic over the mouth. I save so many comforter and sheet bags, I am looking for someone to donate them to locally.
amyf
01:34:45
I have been just doing things throught the mail with self addressed stamped envelope...
Amanda Whittington
01:35:12
I’m mailing paperwork with SASEs in them as well
Geneva Campbell
01:35:56
There is an app where you can scan your document and it saves as a PDF that you can add a signature to.
Amanda Whittington
01:36:43
I really go by what my consumers want. If they are comfortable with digital, we go that way, but many prefer snail mail.
Geneva Campbell
01:36:47
You just take a picture of it instead of scanning it
maria
01:36:48
What is the link for text soup
Beth James
01:37:26
http://techsoup.org
Andrea
01:37:31
We were able to get masks with the clear pieces for all our sign language interpreters.
Erik R.
01:37:45
okay thanks!
Kevin
01:38:02
This is my first APRIL Zoom meeting. Very good information from everyone. Thank you, stay safe and healthy!
Michael Welsh
01:38:02
https://www.techsoup.global/
Marissa Smith-Fletcher
01:38:06
Have a great day. Thank you
S Melasecca
01:38:19
Thank you! Hoping these can continue in some fashion - very useful.
maria
01:38:26
Wonderful - thank you
Judy Brown
01:38:45
Thank you! Nice meeting you all!
cindyg
01:38:58
Thank you, so very helpful!!
Sierra Royster
01:39:03
dochub is another signature place
Jeff
01:39:18
Thank you
Karen Ritchie disABILITY Resource Center Southeast Kentucky
01:39:24
signeasy is an app to sign and fill docs
Nicolli Sorice
01:39:32
Thank you!
JeanieCombs
01:39:35
thank you take care and stay safe
Cindi Hall
01:39:37
Bye everyone!
lucyw
01:39:42
Thanks so much to all.
Al
01:40:00
Awesome, Mahalo
maria
01:40:02
Be safe