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Access Center for Independent Living

The Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) is a non-profit, non-residential center for independent living, funded through Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act and whose board and staff are comprised of at least 51% people with disabilities. ACIL is one of 12 CILs in Ohio. Their mission is to ensure that people with disabilities have complete access to the communities in which they wish to live. They do so through offering advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, a recycled durable medical equipment program, and through assisting individuals with transition from institutional settings to community living. Other services include a Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, a Youth Transition Program, and a Disability Awareness Training Program.  Email: info@acils.com


ADAPT

ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. Visit the ADAPT Facebook page.


Artemis Center

In June 1985, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence was established as Artemis House. Founded by a small group of women, often working without pay, Artemis was to provide services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by shelters.

Artemis Center has served more than 95,000 victims of domestic violence and their children through crisis intervention, safety planning, education, and support. Artemis Center empowers victims of domestic violence to make decisions and choices that will establish and maintain safety for themselves and their children. By working collaboratively with other community services, Artemis Center advocates are able to coordinate needed services. Additionally, community education and advocacy programs help to create community best practice responses to victims of domestic violence.


Barnes & Noble, Wright State University Bookstore

The Wright State bookstore will have relevant books available for sale throughout the conference, including books by the keynote speakers and presenters. Visit the Wright State Barnes and Noble Facebook page.


Blue Spectrum

It was always Zayne Harshaw's dream to have a band. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. When he was 14-years old, this self-taught guitarist would walk up to total strangers and ask them to be a member of his (at the time) non-existent band. At age 17, Zayne’s dream would become a reality on a snowy Saturday afternoon on January 19, 2013.

A Special Olympics teammate of many years joined as a rhythm guitarist. The autistic teen social group, Aspirations, which is held at the Nisonger Center at OSU, was where he met a bassist. The autistic teen social group held at Children's Hospital would add a drummer. This foursome came together under the name of "Spectrum".

The band name would eventually be changed to "Blue Spectrum" due to the "Spectrum" name itself being so prevalent and "Blue" being Zayne's favorite color. The new name also brought new dimensions. Clarence Bowles would become the new drummer and most importantly, a mentor to help guide the band's direction. A local blues jam introduced keyboardist, Amelia Rose, to the band. And the smooth vocalist, "Uncle Al" Jefferson, took over at bass. The Blue Spectrum family expanded to include drummer extraordinaire, D’Arco Smith. But even with the changes, the message remained the same.

Together they share a deep love of creating and performing music and living the impassioned motto of Blue Spectrum:
"Life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose".


David's United Church of Christ

As exemplified by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the congregation of David’s United Church of Christ welcomes and affirms the worth of all people.

At David’s Church, we strive to be an inclusive and liberating congregation where all people can be their true selves and feel safe and free. We celebrate God’s unconditional acceptance of every individual and Jesus’ commandment to love one another.


Deaf Community Resource Center, Inc.

The Deaf Community Resource Center (DCRC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency serving  Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families with offices in Dayton and Springfield. DCRC is committed to fostering an atmosphere where the Deaf Community can experience inclusion, equality and belonging with family, friends, coworkers, and the community.


Disability Rights Ohio

At Disability Rights Ohio, our mission is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. We work to end discrimination and to make true integration into the community a reality. Services are free and confidential.  Disability Rights Ohio is governed by a Board of Directors primarily consisting of people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. Disability Rights Ohio, provides legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities.  We educate. We support. We protect and uphold. We dignify. We argue for.  We challenge and defend. We work within the legal system to provide our clients with their best chance at living with dignity, equality, independence, and inclusion.


Gypsy Bliss

Gypsy Bliss is a full service nail salon with nail art, nail supplies, henna tattoos, and unique works of art. Nail services with acrylic, gel and SNS dip system. Nail art from wild to whimsical by Mindy Hardy trained nail tech. Nail supplies from basics to elaborate jewelry for professionals to hobbyists. Henna tattoos done on site and for parties and gatherings. 

Member, Associated Nail Professionals

(937) 838-5572, 5543 Bigger Rd, Kettering, OH 45440


#LiveOn Project

Live On: Disability Pride. Disability Awareness.

The #LiveOn Project is an anti-suicide video campaign to show disabled folks struggling that life is worth living. The project is a part of @CDRNYS.

 

 

 


Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline

The Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline is the first, confidential, statewide helpline dedicated to serving all survivors of sexual violence. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained advocates, the helpline provides:

  • Crisis response
  • Confidential emotional support
  • Information about options and local resources available to survivors and co-survivors, or their friends and family

No matter who you are, or where you live in Ohio, the helpline advocates will listen and empower you with information and options throughout the healing process. Call 1-844-OHIO-HELP (1-844-644-6435).  www.ohiosexualviolencehelpline.com


Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council

Established in 1992, the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council is composed of seven Governor-appointed council members that are a majority people with disabilities. The Council is responsible for the promoting of full access, inclusion, and independence of all individuals with disabilities in Ohio. The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council leads the development of the State Plan for Independent Living, which serves as the primary strategic plan for the Independent Living Program in Ohio. This State Plan allows Ohio to be eligible to receive Federal funding for the Independent Living Program and must be approved of by a majority of the Centers for Independent Living. The Council also has the responsibility to oversee the implementation of the State Plan and the monitoring and reporting of the activities.  The Council contributed funding to provide Live Streaming and Closed Captioning services for the conference to ensure inclusion and accessibility.


Our Whole Lives

The Our Whole Lives (OWL) sex-ed program is a series of six comprehensive sexuality curricula for children, teenagers, young adults and adults published by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries. Publication was the result of seven years of collaborative effort by the two faiths to prepare material which addresses sexuality throughout the lifespan in age appropriate ways.

The Our Whole Lives program operates under the idea that well informed youth and young adults make better, healthier decisions about sexuality than those without complete information. OWL strives to be inclusive and unbiased, teaching about heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and transgender sexual health, as well as the sexual interests and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities. In addition to information on sex, OWL is intended to help children, youth, and adults to be emotionally healthy and responsible in terms of their sexuality.

Our Whole Lives, together with Sexuality and Our Faith, helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. It provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills and understand the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of sexuality.

For more information, ordering information, parent information, and to see available local classes and trainings, visit http://www.ucc.org/justice_sexuality-education_our-whole-lives and see the “More Info” section or pick up some informational packets from our vendor table!


PFLAG Dayton

Helpline
Vision:
PFLAG Dayton envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Mission:
By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:

  • Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ
  • Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ
  • Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ

PFLAG Dayton is affiliated with the national organization. PFLAG chapters are located in more than 360 communities across the United States and in 11 countries.


Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio region

For more than 85 years, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region has been the leading reproductive health care provider, educator and advocate for Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky communities.  Our 7 health centers provide a wide range of reproductive health care services to tens of thousands of women and men who rely upon our services and our people.  Our unique position as a vital part of the community has earned us the trust of our patients and more than 20,000 donors, supporters and advocates.  As the region's most trusted reproductive health care provider and an integral part of the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky health care safety net, Planned Parenthood tirelessly advocates on behalf of our patients and also the thousands who unfortunately go without needed health care services.  We believe publicly supported reproductive health care is critical to the health of our shared communities, therefore we strive to form partnerships with fellow health care providers, government and non-profit organizations.  Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio's mission is to provide access to high quality health care and education that empower people to make informed private decisions about their reproductive lives and sexual health.  Our work is championed by an amazing group of volunteers and staff. 


Premier Designs

Premier Designs High fashion jewelry offers something for every age, style and budget! We offer affordable options to update your wardrobe along with an amazing golden guarantee backing our jewelry against manufacturing defects! We also offer part time and full time business opportunities!


Pure Romance Consultant Amanda Farrow

With the best in bath, beauty, and bedroom accessories, it's easy to find something you'll love from Pure Romance. When you place your order from her from this private, secured site or at the conference, your order will arrive at your home promptly and wrapped in discreet packaging. What are you waiting for? Let's shop!  Wish list longer than expected? No problem! When you host a party with her, you receive a free gift plus a percentage of your party's sales to use toward the product you love - all for having a night of laughs your friends will never forget. Hosting is always free and always fun, so talk to her at the conference or call/email her to book your party today!  (937) 689-2309 or prbyamandalink@gmail.com


Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo

Wells & Co. is an amazing tattoo experience, unlike any you’ll find in the area.  Their artist maintain the highest commitment to bringing their clients’ visions to life, in the flesh. They have a beautiful, brand new space in Downtown Dayton: Ohio’s emerging “Fire Blocks District” at 110 E. Third Street, Dayton OH 45402. Choose an artist and make an appointment today!

 


WSU Allies

WSU Allies: Organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Ally Faculty and Staff is an informal group open to all Wright State University Faculty, Staff, and Retirees. We affirm the full humanity and dignity of every human being, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We create and maintain an open and supportive environment for LGBTQA I+ faculty and staff by supporting the Office of LGBTQA Affairs' educational programs, providing opportunities for social interaction, and through advocacy. 


WSU LGBTQA Student Affairs

Vision
The Office of LGBTQA Affairs envisions a campus community that is inclusive and affirming of all gender and sexual identites. A campus that is proactive in working to eliminate heterosexism and cissexism through an intersectional and social justice approach.

Mission
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer& Ally Affairs serves all Wright State students, staff, faculty, and alumni through four core tenants: Advocacy, Community Engagement, Education, & Success. The Office of LGBTQA Affairs accomplish these tenants by:

  • Advocacy- Recommending & maintaining best Institutional policies and practices that ensure the holistic development and success of the LGBTQ & Ally communities at Wright State University.
  • Community Engagement- Facilitating cultural programs, advising & supporting student organizations, and fostering relationships with the greater Dayton community.
  • Education- Producing multiple educational opportunities for the Wright State Community to develop a stronger understanding of the complex intersections of Identity, Culture, & Social Justice Allyship.
  • Success- Providing resources and support that assist and affirm LGBTQ & Ally Wright State students, staff, and faculty to persist to their academic and professional goals.