Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation Signing

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On March 2, Acting Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation declaring March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month ​and​ ​Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Day.” This year’s theme is “It Matters to Me, Family is Everything.” The month of March has a​ ​range ​of activities in celebration of the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month that also includes the Guam System for Assistive Technology Fair on March 4 at the Micronesia Mall and 23rd Annual GSAT Conference on March 10 at the Westin Resort Guam.

Nursing Students Visits GSAT

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Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator, demonstrated Assistive Technology devices to 5 seniors from the University of Guam School of Nursing & Health Services on November 1.  Resources gathered will be shared with classmates in the Community Health Nursing course taught by Karen Cruz, RN, MPH.
Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator, demonstrated Assistive Technology devices to 5 seniors from the University of Guam School of Nursing & Health Services on November 1. Resources gathered will be shared with classmates in the Community Health Nursing course taught by Karen Cruz, RN, MPH.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair

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Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate (left) shares information on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) with parents of young children to determine the developmental status of their child across five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, problem solving, fine motor, and personal-social during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair at the Micronesia Mall on October 29.
Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate (left) shares information on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) with parents of young children to determine the developmental status of their child across five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, problem solving, fine motor, and personal-social during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair at the Micronesia Mall on October 29.
Christina Jung, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate (seated at right), Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate (seated partially hidden), and Brittany Hipple, UOG Practicum Student (seated in the background), provide information on the milestones of hearing and speech in early development to mothers during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair on October 29 at the Micronesia Mall.
Christina Jung, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate (seated at right), Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate (seated partially hidden), and Brittany Hipple, UOG Practicum Student (seated in the background), provide information on the milestones of hearing and speech in early development to mothers during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair on October 29 at the Micronesia Mall.

NDEAM Conference

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Guam CEDDERS provided a copy of the University of South Florida’s “Training Curriculum: Disability Awareness for Law Enforcement” during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference held at the Hotel Nikko Guam on Friday, October 21, 2016. Shown above are (L-R): Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate; Kenneth Quenga, Airport Police Officer; and Pete Camacho, and Coordinator.
Guam CEDDERS provided a copy of the University of South Florida’s “Training Curriculum: Disability Awareness for Law Enforcement” to Airport Police Personnel during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference held at the Hotel Nikko Guam on Friday, October 21. Shown above are (L-R): Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate; Kenneth Quenga, Airport Police Officer; and Pete Camacho, A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority Planning Coordinator.
(L-R) Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator; Raymond Sayas, GDDC Program Coordinator; and Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate, participated in the NDEAM Conference on October 21. The event was hosted by the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DISID, DVR).
(L-R) Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator; Raymond Sayas, GDDC Program Coordinator; and Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate, participated in the NDEAM Conference on October 21. The event was hosted by the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DISID, DVR).
John Guiao, GSAT Support Assistant, explains the use of assistive technology device to Vanessa Paulino, Ambyth Shipping HR Assistant.
John Guiao, GSAT Support Assistant, explains the use of an assistive technology device to Vanessa Paulino, Ambyth Shipping Human Resource Assistant.
Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini, Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) Deputy Director, delivered her keynote presentation on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during the Plenary Opening Session at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference. The event took place on Friday, October 21 at Hotel Nikko Guam.
Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini, Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) Deputy Director, delivered her keynote presentation on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during the Plenary Opening Session at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference. The event took place on Friday, October 21 at Hotel Nikko Guam.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Proclamation Signing

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On October 14, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation, declaring October “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The national theme this is year is “InclusionWorks.” The Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will be hosting the NDEAM Conference at Hotel Nikko Guam on October 21, 2016.  Other training opportunities and workshops are also scheduled to take place during the month.
On October 14, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation, declaring October “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The national theme this is year is “#InclusionWorks.” The Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will be hosting the NDEAM Conference at Hotel Nikko Guam on October 21, 2016. Other training opportunities and workshops are also scheduled to take place during the month.

PEP Stomping: A Day of Fun for Families of Children with Disabilities

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Parents Empowering Parents PEP Stomping with Kerry Cutting.

Parents Empowering Parents: A Disability Organization

PEP Stomping with KERRY CUTTING
A Day of Fun for Families of Children with Disabilities

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

THIS MONTH’S LOCATION IS: ASAN BEACH PARK
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PEP wants YOU to come out for hiking and outdoor fun! Load up your car with your own snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sun screen for PEP Stomping EVERY LAST SATURDAY AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION EACH MONTH! Show up and have fun with PEP volunteer Kerry Cutting. Hikes are family- and kid-friendly.

Are you joining us?
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT PEP TODAY!
PHONE: (671) 685-7371 (PEP1)
EMAIL: peptrainingworks@gmail.com
WEB: PEPTalkDisabilities.com
FACEBOOK: PEP Talk Disabilities

PEP Sunset 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair

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PEP Sunset 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair

Light The Way For Individuals With Disabilities Sunset 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair
Featuring the PEP “Special Needs” Course

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Chamorro Village – Front Parking Lot
Show Time: 4:00pm • Warm up • Go Time: 5:00pm
$10 per person • $35 for group of 4 • $15 per person on race day

Register at Hornet Sporting Goods
Monday to Sunday • 9:00am – 8:00pm
or at the PEP office!
GCIC Building in Hagatna • 5th Floor, Office 500B
Monday to Friday • 10:00am-2:00pm

For more information, contact PEP today!
PHONE: (671) 685-7371(PEP1)
WEB: PEPTalkDisabilities.com
EMAIL: peptrainingworks@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: PEP Talk Disabilities

June De Leon Shares Next Steps at SWIFT Conference

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June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director, shares a laugh with collaborator and friend, Michael McSheehan, SWIFT TA Facilitator, University of New Hampshire, while at the “Better Together” SWIFT Professional Learning Institute, July 21 & 22.
June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director, shares a laugh with collaborator and friend, Michael McSheehan, SWIFT TA Facilitator, University of New Hampshire, while at the “Better Together” SWIFT Professional Learning Institute, July 21 & 22.
June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director, takes part in the closing activity at the “Better Together” Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Professional Learning Institute on July 22.  SWIFT is an OSEP-funded national K-8 technical assistance center that builds school capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students through equity-based inclusion.  Visit www.swiftschools.org for extensive resources on building an effective school system for all students!
June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director, takes part in the closing activity at the “Better Together” Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Professional Learning Institute on July 22. SWIFT is an OSEP-funded national K-8 technical assistance center that builds school capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students through equity-based inclusion. Visit www.swiftschools.org for extensive resources on building an effective school system for all students!

Guam CEDDERS Presented Copies of the Guam Early Learning Guidelines to the Guam Head Start Program

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Guam CEDDERS recently provided 400 copies of the Guam Early Learning Guidelines (GELGs), Three to Five Years to the Guam Head Start Program. Receiving the GELGs were (left to right): Ruthie Ann Lancero and Rowena Dela Cruz, Head Start staff and Cindy Respicio, Head Start Assistant Director.  Also present were Vera Blaz and Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associates.
On August 4, Guam CEDDERS recently provided 400 copies of the Guam Early Learning Guidelines (GELGs), Three to Five Years to the Guam Head Start Program. Receiving the GELGs were (left to right): Ruthie Ann Lancero and Rowena Dela Cruz, Head Start staff and Cindy Respicio, Head Start Assistant Director. Also present were Vera Blaz and Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associates.

Guam CEDDERS Presents Hugåndo Book to Lee Meadows, M.D.

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On August 8, Ruth Leon Guerrero, Guam CEDDERS staff, presented 50 copies of the Hugåndo (Play) Book to Lee Meadows, M.D., physician at the Northern Region Community Health Center in Dededo.  The Hugåndo book provides suggestions for parents and child caregivers on ways to promote learning with young children.  This resource is available in English, Filipino, and Chuukese and will be passed out to patients who visit the NRCHC.
On August 8, Ruth Leon Guerrero, Guam CEDDERS staff, presented 50 copies of the Hugåndo (Play) Book to Lee Meadows, M.D., physician at the Northern Region Community Health Center in Dededo. The Hugåndo book provides suggestions for parents and child caregivers on ways to promote learning with young children. This resource is available in English, Filipino, and Chuukese and will be passed out to patients who visit the NRCHC.