Dick A. Greco, Mayor
EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE SCHEDULES EMPLOYERS
An employer showcase will be held Wednesday, May 17,
8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel on Cypress Street in Tampa. The employment
committee has scheduled this showcase to inform prospective employers about the hidden
labor force that exists in the Tampa Bay area. Many agencies will be on hand to discuss
how they can train clients to meet the needs of employers. For more information regarding
this event please contact Cindy Stephens at 980-3866, ext 304.
FUTURE LEADERS INVITED TO DISABILITIES
The President's Committee on Employment of People
with Disabilities is seeking applicants for the 2000 National Leadership Conference for
Youth with Disabilities. The conference is scheduled for June 24 to 28 in Washington,
D.C., and will expose future leaders of those with disabilities to federal political
structures, career development and networking opportunities. Prospective participants must
be disabled and be ages 28 to 34. For an application call (202) 376-6200, ext.30, TDD
users should call (202) 376-6205.
TORCH RUN TO COMMEMORATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Self-Reliance of Tampa and Caring and Sharing of St.
Petersburg are planning a community wide celebration of the 10th anniversary of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The celebration will be a torch run relay, Saturday
Evening, July 27, over the Gandy Bridge Friendship Trail. The relay will demonstrate the
unity of the Tampa Bay Area in support of the ADA. Anyone wishing to join the committee
organizing this event should call Ronda Hooi at (813) 975-6560 or Angel Watson at (727)
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE.
Miracle On Wheels has electric wheelchairs available
for qualified senior citizens ages 65 and older and persons who are disabled of any age.
Those who apply for the wheelchairs have to meet certain qualifications. The wheelchairs
are available for those who cannot walk or use a manual wheelchair in their home or
independent living quarters. For more information about this program call (800) 749-8778.
FREE WORKSHOP ON TRAUMATIC
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and
the Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF) will hold a free four-hour workshop dealing
with traumatic brain injury. The workshop will be held at the DCF District Office Building
in Largo on May 16. For more information call Diana Lincoln (DCF at 850-488-4877, ext.
YMCA OFFERS PROGRAM FOR PHYSICALLY
The Bob Sierra Family YMCA continues to offer a year
round program for the physically challenged. This program is open to all age groups. For
more information on this program call the Y at 962-3220.
FREE EYE EXAM
AND PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES.
The City of Tampa is accepting applications for its
vision program, which offers free eye exams and a pair of prescription glasses to
qualified residents. Applications are available at the Office of Human Rights/Community
Services, 102 E. Seventh Avenue between 8am and 5pm Mondays and Thursdays only. For more
information call 274-5835.
MAYOR'S ALLIANCE BOARD MEETS
EVERY MONTH, 2pm.
Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbus Dr. Davis Island.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FLORIDA YOUTH
The Able Trust (Florida Governor's Alliance for the
Employment of Disabled Citizens) is seeking people with disabilities with an interest in
youth to serve as volunteers for the Florida Youth Leadership Forum. The YLF, which will
take place July 20-23 in Tallahassee, is a leadership conference of high school juniors
and seniors with disabilities. For more information contact Kristen Knapp at 888-8338-2253
COUNTY CITIZENS ACTION CENTER
NEW TDD NUMBER
The Hillsborough County Citizens Action Center has a
new dedicated phone line for TDD users. The new number is 813-301-7173.
The Accessibility committee meets the 3rd Wednesday
of the month at the Sandy Freedman Tennis Complex, 59 Columbus Dr., Davis Island.
Everybody is welcome to attend, for more information call Norm Mallory at 988-4985 or Ben
Ritter at 935 6540.
DATES TO REMEMBER
2ND. MON. OF THE MONTH,
7pm, THE MAYOR'S HOUR, live cable telecast on CH-15 Time-Warner in Tampa and Hillsborough
County and CH-17 on Adelphia cable. Your chance to ask Mayor Greco a question or express
your concern, live in the studio or by phone. To call in a question to the Mayor call
274-8328. To be part of the studio audience call Mindy Snyder at 274-7033. Program repeats
on Sundays pm, Mondays at 7pm and Fridays at 3pm.
1ST. MON. EVERY MONTH, 3pm,
EMPLOYMENT & JOB FAIR COMMITTEE MEETING, Hilton Hotel Reservation Center, 7920
Woodland Center Blvd. for more info call Cindy Stephens at 984-6840 or KathyMcGlone at
3RD WED. EVERY MONTH,
2:00pm, ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING, Sandy Freedman Tennis Complex 59 Columbus Drive,
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 7pm, FLORIDA
COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND, GREATER TAMPA CHAPTER. USF Westside Conference Ctn. Section B.
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 6:30pm,
Tampa Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) Group, Jefferson High School.
1ST THUR. EVERY MONTH, THERAPEUTIC
FOCUS GROUP, All Peoples Life Center, call 744-5978 for more information.
4TH WED. EVERY MONTH, 2pm, COUNTY
ALLIANCE MEETING, Tampa Lighthouse for The Blind, 1106 W. Platt St. For more information
call Elizabeth Mueller at 273-3611 or Debra Guest at 871-7878.
3RD TUES. EVERY OTHER MONTH, 2pm,
HARTLINE'S PARATRANSIT ADVISORY COUNCIL, Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, 1106 W. Platt St.
For more information contact Vasti Amaro-Dallas at HARTLINE 623-5835, ext.1171.
Hillsborough County Information Line 272-5900;
Self Reliance Cross Disability Support Group,
975-6560, Bill Renje;
VA Spinal Cord 972-2000 ext 6388 Heather
Brain and Head Injury Support, 288-0225 Jenny
Paloumpis or Lisa Lowe; Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group 287-2939 or 800-922-0170;
Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities, Inc.
(STAND) offering education and resource services to persons with disabilities.
258-5700 Patricia Miller
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and
Technology (FAAST) learn about assistive technology 251-7591;
Amputees Together, 870-3323;
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), 935-6540
Ben Ritter; All People's Life Center 6105 East Sligh Avenue (east of 56th St.) fully
accessible recreation center.Call Al Orr at 903-2248 for more information.
Chairperson: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Treasurer: Connie Hayden-McPeak, (813) 276-5555
Secretary: Kelly Hickman, (813) 974-8927
Past Chairperson: Chuck Porter, (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Advocacy and Accessibility Co-chairpersons: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Bob Ellis, (813) 974-2002
Employment Committee Chairperson: Cindy Stephens (813) 984-6840
Awareness Committee Chairperson: Chuck Porter (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Mayor's Representative: Herb Gold, (813) 254-1111
For Persons with Disabilities
City Hall 8N
Tampa Fl 33601
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