Dick A. Greco, Mayor
PLANS JOB FAIR.
The Mayor's and County's Alliances Annual Job Fair
will be held Wednesday, October 18 at the Florida Job Services Offices. The offices are at
9393 N. Florida Ave., (corner of Florida Ave. and Busch Blvd.). For more information on
joining the employment committee or about the Job Fair contact Chairperson Cindy Stephans
FAAST TO HOLD WORKPLACE CONFERENCE.
FAAST/TGH will hold a conference on case studies of
individuals with cognitive disabilities using Assistive Technology and the steps taken to
obtain and retain employment. The conference will take place Wednesday, September 13, 2:30
to 4pm at Tampa General Hospital Room F233. "Following the Right Steps: Cognitive
Disabilities in the Workplace," will explore the potentials of AT in the work
setting. Types of AT used for individuals with cognitive disabilities will be discussed.
Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information on the conference call
FAAST at 251-7591.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO SALUTE ADA.
The Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council's
Annual Breakfast Meeting will be held Friday, December 1st, 7:30am at the Holiday Inn
Downtown. The meeting will mark the 10th anniversary of the ADA, the speaker will be Jack
Humburg, ADA Specialist. For more information contact Fred Hearns at 274-5835.
CASTING CALL FOR DANCERS AND PERFORMERS
A new theater group has been formed in Tampa
with the mission of breaking down employment and social barriers facing people with
disabilities by integrating them into the arts. Elizabeth Robins-Edelson, who has a
master's degree in dance therapy is looking for members of the community who are disabled
to join the cast of M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa (M.A.D. is an acronym for Music, Acting and
Dance.) The theatre group is now getting ready for their November performance of Asher
Dance Eclectic and is seeking cast members for this performance. Dancers who are disabled
do not have to audition and no dance experience is necessary. Non-disabled dancers and
performers can audition for the November production on September 18. For more information
regarding the theater group contact Elizabeth at 786-6291 or email her at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.madtheatre.com.
ACCESS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS
The September meeting of the Access Committee
will be held at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC), Twigg Street, in downtown
Tampa, Tuesday, September 18, at 2pm. Members of the City and County Governments will be
present to address problems regarding parking for persons with disabilities. For more
information regarding the Access Committee or this important meeting contact Ben Ritter at
MAYOR'S ALLIANCE BOARD
MEETS 2nd WEDNESDAY
EVERY MONTH, 2pm.
Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbus Dr. Davis Island
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2000
Mayor's Alliance Annual Awards. The Employer of the Year Award, Media Award and
Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented by Mayor Greco at the Alliance's
Luncheon. This year's luncheon will be held in late October, at the Four Points Hotel,
(formally the Sheraton Inn Tampa East), on Hillsborough Ave. at Orient Road. Nominating
forms for these awards will be in the mail shortly and should be returned by October 6.
For more information regarding these awards call 254-1111.
SOUTHERN DEAF SHOWCASE
The Friends of the Deaf Service Center will host
the first annual Southern Deaf Showcase at the Harborview Center in Clearwater. This event
is the first of its type in the Southeastern U.S., featuring deaf/hard of hearing
technology, workshops, deaf cultural performances, exhibits and screenings. The three-day
event will feature speakers on a variety of topics of interest to those individuals with
hearing loss and the people who interact with them. For more information regarding the
showcase contact Tom Austin or Julie Church at 727-399-9983.
DATES TO REMEMBER
OCTOBER 18TH, 9AM TO NOON, ANNUAL JOB FAIR, 9393 N.
FLORIDA AVENUE, call Cindy Stephens at 984-6840 for more information.
2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 7pm, THE MAYOR'S HOUR, live
cable telecast on CH-15 Time-Warner in Tampa and Hillsborough County. 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 Saturdays at noon, Sundays 6 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 Kathy McGlone at 243-7522. 3RD
WED. EVERY MONTH, 2:00pm, ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE
MEETING, Sandy Freedman Tennis Complex 59 Columbus Drive, Davis Island.
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 3rd MONTH, 2pm, HARTLINE'S
PARATRANSIT ADVISORY COUNCIL, Hartline Offices, 4305 East 21st Avenue. For more
information contact Vasti Amaro at HARTLINE 623-5835, ext.1171.
Hillsborough County Information Line 272-5900;
Self Reliance Cross Disability Support Group,
975-6560 Bill Renje; M.A.D. THEATRE CO., 786-6291 Elizabeth Edelson;
VA Spinal Cord 972-2000 ext 6388 Heather Mahoney;
Brain and Head Injury Support, 908-1375 Bob Barrett;
Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group, 261-5116 or
Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities, Inc.
(STAND) offering education and resource services to persons with disabilities. 258-5700
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
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
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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