posted Mar 25, 2013, 12:18 PM by Joy Eastwood
updated Mar 25, 2013, 12:19 PM
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,
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
and Aging and Disability Services will also be in attendance. The event will
include workshops, speakers, resource tables, snacks, and free flu shots for
“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.
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.