Advocacy Workshop 2

May 18, 2011

The Iris Network presented the second Advocacy Workshop in Augusta Maine on May 16, 2011 featuring Executive Director Jim Phipps with an update on LD 765.  Some topics suggested include ADA guidelines surrounding service dogs; self-advocacy for services; what services consumers are entitled to under the VR Act, etc.

Kathy Despres, from C.A.R.E.S. Inc. who administers the Client Assistance Program (CAP) gave an informative presentation about the work CAP does and how it interfaces with the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In this video (http://youtu.be/OUZiYGNRnsg) Ms. Despres explained how CAP met with DBVI to explore solutions to staff shortages resulting in a temporary wait list for services in the Portland office. 

Click here to download the complete audio of the May 16 Advocacy Workshop, including Kathy Despres’ presentation.

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