May 26, 2021
Access & Inclusion:
Disability Resources Collaborative Update
With a few more days left in Mental Health Awareness Month, let's think about ways we can continue to celebrate and show support during this time. Observing Mental Health Awareness Month helps to reduce stigma surrounding psychological illnesses. It also helps bring the community together, provide education and promote policies that help people with mental disorders.

NAMI Long Beach Area is the Long Beach affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to educating, advocating, supporting, and building better lives for the millions of individuals and families affected by mental illness. For more information, please visit https://www.namilongbeach.org/about-nami-long-beach/.
Next LB Disability Resources Collaborative Meeting
 
  • Tuesday, June 1st , 2021

  • 3:00-4:00 PM

  • Our guest speaker will be Gaby Hurtado, the City of Long Beach's COVID-19 Vaccine Program Manager, Gaby will give an update on the City's efforts to vaccinate residents and workers, including progress data and vaccine equity for our hardest-hit and our hard-to-reach communities.

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Mobile Vaccination Team
Mobile vaccination is being offered as a service for individuals who are not able to travel to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center vaccination site, such as those in skilled nursing, elder care, sober living and other facilities, and adults who cannot leave their homes. Mobile vaccination will be available weekdays for Long Beach residents in an eligible tier with mobility issues and Long Beach facilities. For more information please visit the mobile vaccination page.
Ongoing Non-Appointment Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for 12+
 
  • Long Beach Convention Center: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm
  • Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Avenue): Mondays 3-5pm, Thursdays 9-11am
  • MacArthur Park (1321 Anaheim Street): Tuesdays 3-5pm, F 9-11am
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Avenue): Wednesdays 3-5pm, Saturdays 9-11am
School Vaccine Clinics for 12+ ~ May-June 2021*
 
  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Avenue), Saturdays 10am-1pm
  • Grant Elementary (1225 E. 64th Street), Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Washington Middle School (1450 Cedar Avenue), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • *Adolescents 17 and under must have consent from a parent or guardian
  • For more information on our schools and other pop-up sites, please visit the mobile vaccination page.
Additional Vaccination Information from LA County
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a new Transit & Paratransit for People with Disabilities webpage with information to help people with disabilities get to a vaccination site. In addition, if you or anyone you know needs assistance with transportation or are homebound and needs to get vaccinated at home, call the DPH Vaccine Call Center at 833-540-0473. The Call Center is open daily from 8am to 8:30pm. You can also submit a request for in-home vaccination by visiting the How to Get a Vaccine webpage. For more information please visit VaccinateLACounty.com.
 
Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents.

TRANSPORTATION: New Legislation Proposed to Make Public Transit More Accessible
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), introduced the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021, which would establish a $10 billion grant program to help transit agencies and commuter-rail providers retrofit stations to meet the needs of people with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities.


EDUCATION: "Q&A on Civil Rights and School Reopening in the COVID-19 Environment"
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released this question and answer document to help students, families, schools, and the public support all students’ rights in educational environments, including elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary institutions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TECHNOLOGY: 'Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities'
Apple is set to roll out a host of updates to make its devices even more user-friendly for people with disabilities. The technology giant said that software updates coming later this year will include changes “designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities.” Follow this link to continue reading.