THINKing+change

An e-newsletter about  TALKS, TRAININGS, TOOLS to help in your work for/with people with  intelle ctual and other developmental disabilities.   

Year 1          |          Issue  3      |          August 2018

WELCOME!
Greetings ~   THINKing+change here.

Do you like our work?   Did you know that many TALKS, TRAININGS, TOOLS we create have a sponsorship opportunity?  Does creating an impact get you excited?  Then give me a shout so we can create something great together.

Happy summer!
 
Jean N. Solis, MA
THINK+change | The Arc of Aurora

TALKS
THINK+change TALKS are provocative, in-person or video shorts on topics of interest to, or emerging issues for, people with IDD and those who care for and work with them.

Living with Disability
Want to better understand what living with disability is like?  Got a staff that you would like to?  This series is d esigned to provide community partners with an understanding of living with disability from the perspective of those who know it best: a parent of children with disabilities; a sibling of a person with disabilities; a person living with disability his entire life; a person with an acquired disability. 


TRAININGS
THINK+change TRAININGS are in-person or online, small or large group, targeted educational opportunities on issues that directly impact people with IDD and those who care for and work with them.
Communication with Citizens with IDD online series
This four-part video series provides a great foundation to build short trainings for law enforcement, other justice professionals, and community groups on best practices to improve community interactions. Pair the videos in this series with Communication Quick Tips Reference Cards (see TOOLS section in this newsletter) for portable reference.  Click here for a complimentary peek at a complete video from this series; the other four videos in the series are available for a nominal rental fee.
 
Colorado's Mandatory Reporting Law and Citizens with IDD online series
This four-part video series could be used to build short trainings for law enforcement, other justice professionals, financial institutions and community groups. Pair this series with Communication Quick Tips Reference Cards (see TOOLS section in this newsletter) for background and portable reference Click here for a complimentary peek at a complete video from this series; the other four videos in the series are available for a nominal rental fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TOOLS
THINK+change TOOLS are tangible educational products.

Communication Quick Tips
Communication Quick Tips provides tips for communication with citizens with IDD, information on Colorado's mandatory reporting law, and a listing of the Arc Chapters in Colorado. Communication Quick Tips is printed in color and has 8-panels with 3 vertical folds so the final product measures approximately 3"x5" - perfect for a pocket, wallet, car dash storage, or briefcase. Perfect for law enforcement, APS workers, other justice professionals, and others in the community who interact with citizens with IDDs.  Contact Jean for pricing info.
 

We are honored

The Arc of Aurora was honored to accept the Larry Ruiz Excellence in the Community Award from the  Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council  on August 1, 2018, for  THINK+change's community education efforts.


Pictured left to right:  Board President Wendy Rosanova, Board Member Cathalina Fontenelle, Special Projects' Manager Erica Dennison, Executive Director Darla Stuart, THINK+change Manager Jean Solis, M.A., Assistant Executive Director Hanni Raley.
Have questions about anything in this newsletter or want to sponsor a TALK, TRAINING, or TOOL?

Connect with a human.
At THINK+change, we provide the extraordinary service that we want to experience ourselves. You're not going to run into an outrageously lengthy phone menu when you call us, and your email isn't going to the inbox black hole. 

So give us a shout and l et's do something awesome together!

720-213-1420 | jsolis@thearcofaurora.org  
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