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Save the Date! NILP’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence

Save the Date! NILP’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence

The Northeast Independent Living Program's 11th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence will take place on Monday, June 23rd, 2014, at the beautiful Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, MA. Reserve your spot early!...as last year's tournament was sold out. Register online at www.nilpgolf.net to reserve your spot in this tournament where all proceeds from this event go to support NILP's services, programs, and advocacy for all people with disabilities in the 52 cities and towns that NILP serves in Northeastern Massachusetts. Business Sponsorships are also available for this event. For more details and information, contact Kevin Farrell, NILP Director of Development at kfarrell@nilp.org or call (978) 687-4288. We look forward to seeing you there!

The TLC Mission & Vision as the Education Arm of NILP

The Training and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a the education arm of NILP that is geared towards educating healthcare entities as well as other large and small businesses in a customized curriculum that specializes in providing disability sensitivity awareness to key staff members as well as other employees who either work directly or indirectly with consumers living with a disability. The TLC trainers and consultants based at NILP have a model in place that is steeped in the values and beliefs of consumer self-direction and is from the perspective of people who live with all types of disabilities and chronic conditions. The TLC vision is to provide technical assistance and training to all pertinent entities, large and small, in how to work with all of their consumers who have a disability by properly comprehending that the consumer is the best determinant of their own needs and services. The TLC combination of lived experience and technical expertise provides organizations with the knowledge and skills to ensure quality and culturally competent service delivery. The TLC approach is to provide customized training and consulting services by being a trusted Independent Living partner for all organizations to deliver Cultural Competence training and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) technical assistance. The TLC goal is to educate all entities around their potential areas of misconceptions that surround people with disabilities and to de-stigmatize the language and initial responses that they could have that may lead to critical missteps in providing care and/or services for people with complex needs. TLC is also developing an online module for their training curriculum for wider client reach and engagement. Here are just a few examples of comments that we have received from random classroom participants at the completion of various TLC Training Sessions: - "The training was amazing. It really opened my eyes to a different understanding of people with disabilities." - "This was an extremely thought provoking experience. I will definitely benefit from this training experience." - "This training has totally changed my perspective on people with disabilities. I now see people for who they are and not their disability." - "I will use my language more carefully and try to fundamentally change my thinking so I don't have to think about my language. I will now look at a person/situation as a whole new picture and knowing the paradigms that exist to have contributed to their current state and will try to shift these paradigms and ways of thinking going forward."

Support Durable Medical Equipment Reuse In Massachusetts!

Support Durable Medical Equipment Reuse In Massachusetts!

NILP urges you to Support Durable Medical Equipment (DME) in Massachusetts! For more information on DME and how you can give your support or find DME that you may need, please click on the following link:
Support DME!

NILP Participates in Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

NILP Participates in Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

NILP Carries Their Messages Participating in Lawrence St. St. Patrick's Day Parade!

NILP proudly carried their signs to the streets of Lawrence, MA, along with their decorated van and bus participating in the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade that took place on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. For more photos and news of NILP's participation in this fun event, please click on the following link: Like NILP on facebook! Thanks to all of the great people of Lawrence, MA, who showed their support for NILP all along the parade route! We appreciate it!

Accessible Massachusetts AA/NA/Al-Anon Meetings in March & April, 2014

NILP would like to make you aware of Accessible AA/NA/Al-Anon Meetings - AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) & NA (Narcotics Anonymous) in March & April, 2014. The meetings will include an ASL interpreter (or CART services). For a full list and schedule of the March & April, 2014, meetings plus other pertinent information, please click the following link to access it on our NILP facebook page at: Like NILP on facebook!