"Winz N' Pinz" Sponsors & Partners

NCCI’s 2nd Annual “Winz N’ Pinz” bowling fundraiser is this Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM, at North Bowl Lanes in Plattsburgh. This is our main fundraiser for the year, and it wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and partners. A big thank you from all of us to all of you!

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Event Sponsors

Ann Michaud
Bill & Sue Hoke
Champy’s Fun City at Comfort Inn
Cumberland 12 Cinemas
Dannemora Federal Credit Union
Derby Line Cutting
Dick’s Country Store
Dunkin Donuts
Friction Band
Good Guys
Koffee Kat
Mainely Lobster and Seafood
Mary Kozak
Maw & Paw Shop
Mountain Mart
Napa Auto Parts (Champlain)
Nelson’s Flower Shop
Nephew’s Wine and Liquor
Norma J’s
Perkins Family Restaurant
Play it Again Sports
Price Chopper
Primelink
Samples Lumber Co.
Sherry’s Kitchen
Stewart’s Shops
The Greenery
VFW Post 8793 (Ellenburg)
Vesco Ridge Vineyard
… and Sam’s Club for its very generous $500 sponsorship!

Lane Sponsors

Adirondack Surveying, PLLC
Association Development Group, Inc. (3 lanes!)
CFA Insurance Agency
LaGoy’s Automotive LLC
Mike Foote State Farm Insurance
Monopole
TM Auto Repair (Plattsburgh)
TwinState Technologies
WeCare Transport Service LLC

Media Partners

Hall Radio
Home Town Cable
Lake Champlain Weekly
Mountain Lake PBS
Pennysaver
Star 92.9 FM
The Islander
The North Countryman
WCAX Channel 3
WIRY AM

Come bowl with us this Saturday! If you have any questions about the details, call us at 518-563-9058.

Action Alert: Small Business Tax Credit

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The following Action Alert comes from the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL).

The small business tax credit bill (A.7475/S.5545) would create a tax credit for small businesses who hire a full-time employee with a disability. This type of incentive, geared to small businesses, could go a long way to helping people with disabilities find gainful employment in NYS, and addressing the devastating rates of unemployment and poverty in our community.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Governor Cuomo has an excellent opportunity to recommit to increasing employment of people with disabilities during NDEAM by signing the bill in October.

What You Can Do:

You can help ensure Governor Cuomo understands how enacting a small business tax credit would help address the high rates of unemployment for people with disabilities by calling him at #518-474-8390. Press 2 to speak with a person.

You can inform Governor Cuomo that the tax credit created by A.7475/S5545 would create an incentive for small businesses to hire individuals with disabilities, increasing the opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities to achieve gainful employment and self-sufficiency. You can also remind him that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and is a great opportunity to recommit to the principles of Employment First by enacting the Small Business Tax Credit bill in October.

Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

The Dignity of Disabled Lives
Andrew Solomon, The New York Times - September 2, 2019

A remarkably insightful overview of how ideas and practices about about disabilities have evolved. Part of an ongoing series on disability in the New York Times.

Jillian Mercado On Being A Disabled Latina Model: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’
Wendy Lu, Huffington Post - September 16, 2019

An excellent profile of groundbreaking disabled fashion model Jillian Mercado.

How to Be an Ally to People with Disabilities
Meriah Nichols - September 16, 2019

Good advice from a disability blogger and parent of a child with disabilities, who is also disabled herself.

"Winz N' Pinz" Gift Baskets

*When:* September 28, 2019 - 11 AM to 3 PM.*Where:* North Bowl Lanes, Plattsburgh, New York.*Cost:*$25 for individuals age 18 and older, $15 for individuals under 18, and $100 for teams.

The Second Annual “Winz N’ Pinz” bowling fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, 2019 is mainly about bowling, but you can also buy chances to win one of ten gift baskets. Take a look:

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Basket 1: “Treat Yourself.” It has everything you need for a nice, relaxing bath time.

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Basket 2: “Cat Nap.” If you are a cat lover, you will love this basket!

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Basket 3: “Teddie Teatime.” It has tea and cookies! Perfect for a nice sunny day by the lake.

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Basket 4: This basket is “Garden Fun Time.”

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Basket 5: This Basket is “Coffee and Chocolate.”

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Basket 6: This basket is “Get Outside.”

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Basket 7: This basket is “Good Hair Day.”

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Basket 8: This basket is “Halloween Treats.”

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Bonus Basket: Bass Guitar and Mystery Basket. Red, woodgrain design, J. Reynolds Bass Guitar! It has brand new strings, picks, and a set of headphones too!! Also, the *Mystery Box* … Full of top-notch, secret items.

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Chocolate Decadence Basket: 9-oz. assorted chocolates, 1.2-oz. Belgian truffles, 1.8-oz. chocolate fudge, 1.4-oz. almond Roca, chocolate fudge popcorn, Lindt chocolate bar, Monbana truffles, 1.8-oz. chocolate covered nuts, 6-oz. chocolate cream wafer cookies, Bellagio chocolate cappuccino, Malta Bella chocolate toffee and Lindt truffle ball, all in a stained basket.

Reminder: 2nd Annual "Winz N' Pinz" Bowling Fundraiser

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Just a reminder that NCCI's Second Annual "Winz N' Pinz" bowling fundraiser event is coming up fast:

When: September 28, 2019 - 11 AM to 3 PM.
Where:
North Bowl Lanes, Plattsburgh, New York.
Cost:
$25 for individuals age 18 and older, $15 for individuals under 18, and $100 for teams.

 

Come join us! No matter what your bowling experience is ... novice or champion ... It's a great way to spend part of a Saturday, while helping support the work of the North Country Center for Independence.

We will also have a 50/50, and you can buy tickets for a chance to win one of 10 amazing prize baskets.

Click here for full details. We look forward to seeing you!

Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

Marca Bristo, Influential Advocate for the Disabled, Dies at 66
Glenn Rifkin, The New York Times - September 8, 2019

Marca Bristo was one of the true originals in Independent Living. She was the Executive Director of Access Living, the Center for Independent Living in Chicago.

Far from “helpless”: How the Disability Rights Movement saved my life
Nadina Laspina, Salon.com - September 9, 2019

One woman’s story of discovering disability rights and how it changed how she viewed her own disability,.

Open Letter to People Who Do Things
Rabbi Ruti Regan, Real Social Skills - October 5, 2015

This is an amazing essay that at first seems kind of pessimistic, but is actually profoundly encouraging, especially for people with disabilities who strive to make their mark in a public way.

What's Important To You?

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If you have a few minutes, please let us know what’s important to you by completing our short online survey. It’s anonymous, and you don’t have to sign up for anything to complete the survey. We just want to get a detailed picture of which disability issues and services people with disabilities and others in the North Country care about most.

Thanks for your help!

Click here to visit the survey page and get started!

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

Plain Language - Self-Advocacy Info
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered - August 22, 2019

In-depth guide to writing in “plain language,” for better understanding by people with cognitive or developmental disabilities.

Big Ideas in Culture
Teal Sherer, New Mobility Magazine - September 3, 2019

An overview of three influential ideas in current disability culture.

Do All Disabled People Think The Same?
Jubilee, YouTube - September 1, 2019

A creative video showing the differences in how people with disabilities view the disability experience.

Aging In Place Housing Forum

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What:

Join area agencies to learn more about the different types of housing in our community, information about home modifications, and ways to stay in your home as you age.

When:

September 24, 2019
4 pm - 6 pm

Where:

130 Arizona Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Speakers:

Shauna Miller — Housing Options
John Farley — Home Renovations
Heather West — Affording To Stay In Your Home

RSVP By 9/23/19 518-565-4620

Participating Agencies:

Clinton Country Office For The Aging
JCEO
North Country Center for Independence
Evergreen Townhouse Corporation
Rural Law Center of New York
NY Office For People with Developmental Disabilities

New York State NY Connects of Clinton County
800-342-9871 518-565-4620

Comment Today To Save Crucial protections under the Fair Housing Act!

Action Alert

The following Action Alert was sent by the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL)


On Monday August 19th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule that would make it nearly impossible to use a well-established legal theory to prosecute housing discrimination cases.

Disparate impact is a longstanding legal tool to fight discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity under the Fair Housing Act. It requires banks, landlords, and other housing providers to choose policies that apply fairly to all people. Some policies that seem neutral in theory can unfairly exclude certain groups of people or segregate particular communities in practice. This protection allows Fair Housing attorneys to identify and prevent harmful, inequitable, and unjustified policies, thereby ensuring that everyone can be treated fairly.

The disparate impact tool helps make housing accessible for people with disabilities, as well as families with children, women, LGBTQ people, people of faith, and communities of color. It has played a critical role in advancing civil rights and equal opportunity and addressing the segregation that still persists in America. Disparate impact is used to address disparities in rental practices, lending, property insurance, zoning, and other areas. But its impact extends far beyond housing.

The National Fair Housing Alliance and many other civil rights organizations have come together in an organized effort to save disparate impact and beat back this assault on our civil rights.

Action: Visit the website www.defendcivilrights.org to learn about the issue and leave an official comment for HUD during the 60-day public comment period, ending October 18th. In your testimony you can point out how this will strip away this crucial protection for people with disabilities.

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
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