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February

Observances:
National Wise Consumer Health Month
8-14: Children of Alcoholics Week

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ACSW Conference
Alabama Conference of Social Work

Feb. 25, 26 and 27
Time varies daily
Perdido Beach Resort: 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach 36561

The Conference exists for the purpose of promoting the Social Welfare of Citizens of the State of Alabama. The Conference is a non-profit, charitable, educational, literary, and scientific social welfare society. The Conference exists for the purpose of affording an opportunity for those engaged in the practice of social work and related professions and for other persons interested in the promotion of social welfare in Alabama to become knowledgeable and skilled through training and educational sessions related to social welfare, principles of social work, and expertise in social work, in order that they may better promote social welfare in Alabama.

Registration
Conference Details

For more information, please contact:
251-223-9104 | ALCSW@earthlink.net

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Assistive Technology for Supported Employment
Alabama Association for Persons Supporting Employment First

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
ADRS: 2419 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile 36617

Presented by Beth Warren: This is an informative discussion regarding assistive technology and how it can be used in the supported employment process. Come learn about the role of the Rehab Technology Specialist, the Assistive Technology Evaluation Process and discuss case studies to gain a better understanding of low and high tech options.

Workshop Flyer
Register Online

For more information, please contact Beth Hanks:
251-479-8611 | alabamaapse@aol.com

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Cognitive Behavioral Pre-therapy:Preparing deaf and hearing persons to work with language and learning challenges using CBT
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and ADARA

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Alabama Public Library: 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery 36130

This session is targeted at service providers who are interested in or may occasionally come in contact with individuals who are Deaf. Dr. Glickman and participants will practice strategies for engaging persons through skill use of empathy, invitation, curiosity, wondering, worrying and questioning. We will contrast this with the more common strategy of telling people what they should do. The workshop will be conducted in spoken English. Interpreters will be provided.

Workshop Flyer/Registration Form

For more information, please contact Shannon Reese:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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Special Education Parents Advocate Academy
Alabama Parent Education Center

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Jane B. Holmes Public Library: 230 Tucker Road, Helena 35080

The Advocate Academy is a training for families of children with disabilities ages birth through 21. The Academy will provide information to help parents understand educational law, policy, and practice to ensure better educational outcomes for their school-age children with disabilities or special healthcare needs. Parents will develop an understanding of IDEA, the Alabama Code, and advocacy skills, to participate effectively in the educational process of their child.

Register by 4:00 PM on February 26, 2015

For more information, please contact:
334-567-2252

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March

Observances:
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
24-27: Alabama School of Alcohol and Drug Studies

2

Alabama Transition Conference XXV
Auburn University

Mar. 2, 3 and 4
Time varies each day
Marriot Grand National: 3700 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Opelika 36801

Building brighter futures with the children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their parents—this is our mission. The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute devotes and engages all its resources towards the improvement of transition practices, programs, and policies that help individuals with disabilities establish and delineate their individual paths leading to fulfillment of their own goals. ATLI works closely with administrators and professionals in education, rehabilitation, and mental health, and other related agencies to provide intensive coordinated services as well as leadership in the areas of instruction, outreach, and research. Our youth advocacy projects offer young people in transition and their parents opportunities to explore leadership, independence, and community. ATLI facilitates transitions throughout the lifespan by providing continuous improvement resources to systems, practitioners, and local programs.

Event Website

For more information, please contact:
334-844-5927

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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Birmingham Parent's Special Needs Expo
Alabama Parent Education Center

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LINC Point: 101 Oslo Circle, Birmingham 35211

What is The Special Needs Expo? It is a free, day-long exhibition where families can learn about products, support groups, recreational activities, healthcare, therapy, and many other services for children and adults with special needs and have a little fun, too.

For more information:
birminghamparent.com/content/special-needs-expo.html

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April

Observances:
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Minority Health Awareness Month
9: National Alcohol Screening Day

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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2015 Alabama Institute for Recovery
Office of Consumer Relations

Apr. 20, 21 and 22
Time varies daily
Shocco Springs: 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega 35160

This annual event has become one of the highlights of the year for many consumers in Alabama. Over 800 attendees from around the state gather for three days of education and fellowship. The conference features nationally known speakers and a number of workshops on consumer issues and interests. Social activities include a talent show and dance. Most of the attendees are consumers, and the conference often includes consumers from other states and international attendees.

Call for Presentations, Deadline to Submit: 03/05/15
RESPECT Award Nomination Form, Deadline to Submit: 03/09/15
Alabama Institute for Recovery Registration Form, Deadline for Scholarships: 03/20/15

For more information, please contact:
kay.baker@mh.alabama.gov | michael.autrey@mh.alabama.gov | 1-800-832-0952

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May

Observances:
Mental Health Month
3-9: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
10-16: National Women’s Health Week
10-16: National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
17-23: National Prevention Week

1

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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June

Observances:
Men’s Health Month
15-21: National Men’s Health Week

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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2015 AL-APSE Conference
Alabama Association for Persons Supporting Employment First

Jun. 17, 18 and 19
Time varies daily
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel: 64 South Water Street, Mobile 36602

Alabama APSE is pleased to announce its 2015 conference and training event, "Lights, Camera, Action- Directing Your Path to Employment", scheduled for June 17 - 19, 2015 in Mobile at the Riverview Plaza Hotel. Other sponsors pending!

Call for Presentation Abstract, Deadline to Submit: 02/28/15
Exhibit and Sponsor Announcement
Registration Online or Print Registration Form
AL-APSE Awards Nomination Form, Deadline to Submit: 05/01/15
Chuck Seehan Scholarship Application, Deadline to Submit: 05/01/15
Dine Barclay Scholarship Application, Deadline to Submit: 04/30/15

For more information, please contact:
byron.white@mh.alabama.gov | 334-353-7713

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July

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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August

7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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September

Observances:
National Recovery Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
7-13: National Suicide Prevention Week
10: World Suicide Prevention Day

4

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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October

Observances:
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
4-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week
8: National Depression Screening Day

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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November

Observances:
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
22: International Survivors of Suicide Day

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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