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Partnering For Awareness & Community Education Event (PACE)

posted Mar 25, 2013, 12:18 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 3:20 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (NGCDD) in collaboration with the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services will be hosting a Disability Awareness and Resource Fair, also known as a P.A.C.E. Event (Partnering for Awareness and Community Education) on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Mesquite Senior Center located at 102 Old Mill Road in Mesquite, Nevada. 

Thursday’s event will be an excellent opportunity for community members to connect with local organizations committed to serving and supporting those with disabilities. Guest speakers from Silver State Housing Council and Nevada SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) will be sharing information on a variety of topics. Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center and Aging and Disability Services will also be in attendance. The event will include workshops, speakers, resource tables, snacks, and free flu shots for all attendees.

“As the pool of resources gets seemingly smaller, it is becoming even more important to partner with others in order to get the word out. By bringing appropriate state agencies and non-profit organizations together and inviting the public, our collaborators hope to reach populations that may not have access to community supports otherwise,” says NGCDD, Projects Manager Billie Kale.

The Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (NGCDD) engages in advocacy, systems change, and capacity building activities for people with developmental disabilities and their families in order to promote equal opportunity, self-determination, and community inclusion. Throughout the year, in the form of P.A.C.E. Events, NGCDD has brought awareness throughout the state of Nevada. These events seek to educate and inform individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and professionals about services and supports in their local communities.

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.