We are ending the summer with some great work . We posted 1 video, introduced another member of our Advisory Team and shared some fun from a conference.
We shared this great video:
Friendship and Safety
Paz talked about how finding support makes you feel safe.
They discuss the people who support them.
We introduced another member of our Advisory team, Kelsey Cowley. Cindy and James presented at the National Adult Protective Services Association Conference. They also got to see their two favorite baseball teams play against each other.
James Meadours and Cynthia Burrow will present at the National Adult Protective Services Association annual convention this week. Their session is about making sure self-advocates have a place at the table for projects about their lives. They will share ideas and tools to make that easier to do. Join us:
Team members taught self-advocates from across Texas about getting paid to work on projects. Over 25 people played a game we created called “Know Your Worth!” This fun and fast game teaches that people’s work is valuable. They should be paid for it. But it’s important to be careful if you get benefits like SSI and SSDI.
People with all abilities joined in. Some used their hands to slap card matches. Some used their voices to shout out key words. By the end, everyone was a winner and took home a prize. They also took home new knowledge about working on projects for pay.
People had so much fun, they asked for copies of the game. Stay tuned and tell your friends and colleagues to sign up for our mailing list. We will share it there for free in the next couple of months!