Bowling for Independence Fundraiser February 11 - Daily Hudson Valley News

Bowling for Independence Fundraiser February 11

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Taconic Resources for Independence is the voice of people with disabilities and the disability rights movement in Dutchess County whose Mission is to promote independence and integration in society for people with disabilities.

Core Services of Independent Living Centers

Taconic Resources for Independence provides a set of core services geared toward promoting self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth and empowerment. The scope of services is directed by individual and community needs.

Peer Counseling is provided between two or more individuals with disabilities, to share ideas and experiences about living with a disability, in order to gain greater awareness and control over their lives.

Independent Living Skills Training teaches everyday life skills and is often provided by people with disabilities. Training may include budgeting, meal preparation, arranging transportation, or personal assistance services, job seeking, and self-advocacy.

Information and Referral to provide individuals with resources and options that may be necessary in making informed choices about living, learning, and working independently.

Individual and Systems Advocacy addresses access to equal opportunities in exercising social, economic, educational, and legal rights. Independent Living Centers work with individuals, community organizations, state/national networks; to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities, and to improve the implementation of existing laws: federal, state, and local.

Additional Services & Programs

Sign Language Interpreting [Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service]
Mobile Benefits Counseling
Barrier-Free Architectural Consultation
Special Education Advocacy
Employment Readiness Training
Housing assistance
Securing, using and maintaining adaptive equipment
Voter registration and voting accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act workshops
Disability awareness training
Independent Living Philosophy training
Deaf culture awareness training

A fundraiser is being held by Taconic Resources for Independance, TRI, in order to help porvide programming on Saturday February 11 at 12 Noon.

2 games and shoe rental for $7.00 (save $4.50)
Additional Game of bowling $3
Pizza and a soda $3

45 Taft Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

Wheelchair accessible and ramps available.

Call TRI to RSVP
Phone : 845.452.3913
Video Phone for Deaf/HH :845.345.8416
TTY : 845.485.8110


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