Monday, November 28, 2016

Get Started with Social Media

Friday, December 2, 2016
2:00 PM
North Country Center for Independence
80 Sharron Avenue
Plattsburgh, New York 12901

This Friday, NCCI will host "Get Started with Social Media," a workshop for people with disabilities interested in using social media. The event is free, and will provide a basic overview of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and several other social media platforms.

Topics will include:

- Key features of different social media platforms.
- Which platform best fits your skills, interests, and personality?
- Privacy, security, and how to make social media a positive experience.
- People with disabilities and disability culture online.

Whether you are experienced, just starting out, or just curious about social media, come join us with your questions, concerns, and ... if you can ... bring your devices!

Last Week on Twitter

Last week on NCCI’s Twitter feed

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Post-Election Reading

If you are trying to sort through what the election results mean for people with disabilities, there is a growing list of articles and statements you can read. Some are dire and gloomy. A few strive for firm, assertive calm. Others are almost optimistic, and could work just as well if a different candidate had won.

Taken together, these pieces help flesh out what is at stake, and what people with disabilities want to see, and don't want to see, from the next Presidential administration.

Ari Ne’eman, - November 9, 2016

American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) - November 9, 2016

National Disability Leadership Alliance - November 9, 2016

The Ruderman Family Foundation - November 11, 2016

Michael Morris, Huffington Post - November 14, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election Day +1

Whether you are happy with the election's outcome or not, we as people with disabilities are going to need to pay even closer attention to our civil rights and the service structures we relay on. Big changes of ANY kind are always risky, especially for people with disabilities. Although the election is over, now is the time to learn more about disability issues. We can't let it all drop again until the next election.

Locally, we have a new Mayor in Plattsburgh, Colin Reed, and a new state Assembly Member, Billy Jones. We will need to get to know them, and help them to know the disability community better.

We will have to work twice as hard tomorrow as we did yesterday. But people with disabilities are strong. We have to be. We can do it.