At AccessAbility Fest on October 30 (Noon - 5 p.m. @ Morgan’s Wonderland):
Complete an attendee survey, return your survey to the disABILITYsa.org booth and be entered into a door prize drawing for the following items:
$500 Diamond Pendant donated by Americus Diamond
$335 Onyx and Silver “Valencia” Necklace & Earrings set donated by James Avery
Gourmet Healthy Alternatives Gift Basket donated by Central Market
Gift Basket donated by SeaWorld
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Clothesline Cleaners
$50 Gift Card donated by Deaf Interpreter Services
Wal-Mart Gift Card(s) donated by Rebecca Gray
$20 Restaurant Gift Cards donated by Gary Demers, Ph.D.
Strawberry Shortcake Karaoke Machine donated by Reaching Maximum Independence
Drawings will be held at the disABILITYsa.org table at the front of the park approximately every 30 minutes.
"Ask the Expert" Session Sponsored by: Valero Energy Foundation
As it pertains to people with disabilities … Experts in the fields of housing, job and career coaching, socialization and recreation, transportation and mental health will be available for one-on-one sessions to help answer your questions and concerns.
Ask The Expert is an Education Area where you can have face-to-face private conversations with an Expert in the following fields:
- Career Counselors
- Mental Health
- Medicare/Medicaid Open Enrollment, Bexar Area Agency on Aging Alamo Service Connection: Your Aging and Disability Resource Center
- Socialization & Recreation
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm *3 hours
Pam Kelly has been on staff with RMI – Reaching Maximum Independence since 1993. She is well versed in dealing with Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicare and the many service provider systems including DADS, DARS, HCS and ICF.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm * 2 hours
Rick Davis works as an AccessAbility Specialist with AccessAbility Home Modifications. After 25 years of building ADA compliant Assisted Living Home & Post Offices as well as custom homes & remodeling, Rick joined his wife, Lizette Davis, an Occupational Therapist & Certified Aging in Place Specialist, in helping the community. Together they combined the Construction & Medical Worlds to address the individual needs of each client in their own unique environments & remodel to “Maintain Safety & Independence in the Home”.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Kathryn Evans works for Job Adventures. They are dedicated to helping disabled youth and young adults find meaningful and gainful employment. Kathryn is the Lead Trainer, teaching participants the necessary work skills to be successful in the workplace. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University with teaching credentials in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm * 3 Hours
Gary Demers Ph.D. Mission City Family Wellness/CEO.
Dr. Demers collaborates with Bexar County area psychiatrists, psychologist, clinicians, and church leaders (non-profit resources) to help Mission City clients with the best possible psychotherapy and life management outcomes. Dr. Demers holds degrees in Pastoral Counseling, PhD., Psychology, Theology, and Business. With over 20 years of counseling experience in combined disciplines of Holistic, Cognitive, Dialectical, Behavioral, Marriage, Depression, and Mental Health.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm *2 Hours
Alec Miller. M.D. is a Clinical Professor on staff at the UTHSCSA in the Psychiatry Department. Dr. Miller currently serves as a Hugo Auler Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. He is also the Director of the Schizophrenia Module of the Texas Medication Algorithm Project. Dr. Miller served on the American Psychiatric Association Task Force to update schizophrenia treatment guidelines.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm *1 ½ Hours
Alisa Zinameyer Young, M.A., LPC, NCC with South Texas Neuropsychological Associates. Alisa’s primary areas of interest are counseling individuals who may be having difficulties adjusting to a recent diagnosis, anxiety, depression, health and physical disabilities, life management, and women’s issues.
Medicare/Medicaid Open Enrollment, Bexar Area Agency on Aging
Alamo Service Connection: Your Aging and Disability Resource Center
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm * 3 Hours
George Losoya, BA is the Lead Connection Specialist with Alamo Service Connection an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) with The Bexar Area Agency on Aging which connects aging or disabled individuals to community services. George has over 15 years of experience as a Case Manager with various State Social Service Programs providing health care and social services for individuals with disabilities.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Michael K Dominguez has worked for VIA for 25 years. He is a Community Planner for VIA’s Public Affairs Office.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Barron Jones is an Independent Handicapped Accessible Taxi Driver serving Greater San Antonio.
Socialization & Recreation
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Linda Mueller, VRC IV is an Independent Living Services Counselor with the DARS (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services). She is the Agency Liaison to San Antonio Independent Living Services and BAMC, to both Rehab Hospitals Warm Springs and Christus Santa Rosa NW. She is also a Disability Rights Advocate.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Albert Pulido works as a Benefit Specialist for SAILS and assist consumers with disabilities who want to work and follow guidelines from the Social Security Administration, to retain their social security benefits. Albert came to SAILS after working for the Social Security Administration for 24 years.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Gloria Aguirre is a full time Caseworker for SAILS. She oversees all of the Support Groups and is an Information and Referral Specialist. works as an Information and Referral Specialist.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lori Crownover came to SAILS after working for 9 years for the Texas Department of Human Services as a Caseworker. Lori has worked under several grant funded programs at SAILS and is currently an Independent Living Specialist and is working with a special adaptive equipment program.
AccessAbility Fest Entertainment Zone sponsored by: Wave Healthcare
Enjoy these performances on October 30, 2011 at Morgan’s Wonderland. The Entertainment Zone features individuals and groups - including individuals with disabilities - who follow their aspirations and showcase their talents.
The 2011 Entertainment Schedule:
12:30 - 1:00
Kinetic Kids: Cheer/Dance Routine
Robert Doyle: Irish Entertainment
Unicorn Steppers: Dance Performance
Halloween Costume Contest - Winners Announced
Dreams Fulfilled through Music
AccessAbility Fest Fun Zone presented by: Harland Clarke
Thank you to the following organizations and businesses who are providing FREE fun activities at AccessAbility Fest!
Artpace San Antonio - Collages
Baby Signs with Scott - Sing and Sign Along with Beebo Bear
BBVA Compass Bank - Halloween Arts & Crafts
Bank of America Community Volunteers - Temporary Tattoos
COSA Code Enforcement Services/Graffiti - Mural Painting
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center - Face Painting
H-E-B - Coloring Books
Jolly Joeys Clown Alley - Face Painting
Jorge Mendoza Racing - NASCAR Race Car + Photos
Jump-Start Performance Co. - Pipe Cleaner Crowns & Tiaras
Musical Arts Center of San Antonio - Instrument Petting Zoo
Open Art - Hands on activities & face painting
Peter Pipers Pizza - Basketball Toss Game
Rick Peterson - Karaoke
SARA - Animal Petting Zoo
SSCOT (Star Wars) - Light Saber Demos & Arts & Crafts
San Antonio Parks & Recreation - Animal Petting Zoo
San Antonio Public Library - Craft & Library Card Registration
San Antonio Storytellers Association - Storytelling
Sandra C. Saenz - Book Reading “Lot the Tot & the Beatiful Pearl”
TamboRythms - Drum Circle
VIA Metropolitan Transit - Classroom on Wheels Bus
VSA Texas - Halloween Activity
Enjoy special appearances by these mascots:
DARE from Bexar County DARE Partnership
Blue Bear from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Bear from SAPD
Buster the Bus & Buddy from VIA Metropolitan Transit
Chorty from San Antonio Packing Company
Dare from Bexar County Dare Partnership
Funkey Munkeys from Higher Impact Entertainment
H-E-Buddy from HEB O’Connor Store
Panda from Poohs Panda Special Needs Day Care
Pedro the Pinata from River City Christian School
Rocky from Peter Pipers Pizza
Superheroes and Princesses by Parties to Go by Jo
*as of Oct. 27, 2011
Presented by: Heard & Smith
To participate as an exhibitor, please download and complete this form and follow directions on the form for submission.
Come visit with the following organizations and businesses on October 30, 2011 from noon - 5 p.m. at Morgan’s Wonderland. Learn about the services they offer to people with disabilities.
Alamo Consumer Direct
Alamo Council of the Blind
Alamo Local Authority for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Amerigroup Community Care
Any Baby Can
Autism and Beyond
Autism Community Network
Bexar Area Agency on Aging/ASC
Care Options for Kids
CEC Student Organization @ Texas A&M Univ. SA
City Council Mayor’s Office
City Council District Seven
City of San Antonio - Head Start
Clarity Child Guidance Center
DARS - Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Daybreak Community Services
Deaf Interpreter Services, Inc.
Down Syndrome Association
Dreams Fulfilled through Music
EduCare Community Living
Guide Dogs of Texas
Gulf State Toyota
Heard & Smith, LLP
Hearing Loss Assn. of San Antonio
Himmel Home Health
Hope Medical Supply
Jordan Ford Mobility
Little Engine Home Care
Low Vision Resource Center
Mission Road Developmental Center
Monarch Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland
Progressive Life of Bexar County & Enhanced Living Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
R&K Specialized Homes, Inc.
Rapid Assist Technology, Inc.
Reaching Maximum Independence
Respite Care of San Antonio
River City Christian School
San Antonio Clubhouse
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
San Antonio Oasis
San Antonio Parks & Recreation Dept. - Adapted Sports & Recreation Program
Southwest Center for Higher Independence
Spina Bifida Texas
Step by Step Home Care & Therapy
Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children
Texas ADA Home Remodeling
Texas Burn Survivor Society
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of Texas
The Center for Healthcare Services
Tourette Syndrome Assoc. of Texas
u\ability Ministry at University United Methodist Church
Valero Energy Foundation
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital & Outpatient Clinics
*as of October 20, 2011
Bringing resources and recreation to people with disabilities and their families
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
Join hundreds of other organizations and businesses for AccessAbility Fest. This FREE event is open to the public to provide resources and recreation to people with disabilities and their families. Enjoy family-friendly trick-or- treating, games, activities and information on services for people with disabilities.
Brought to you by: disabilitysa.org and Texas Public Radio
ENTERTAINMENT by performing arts groups highlighting people with disabilities …
A kid-friendly FUN ZONE with balloon artists, caricatures, games, mascot appearances …
An INFORMATION ZONE presented by Heard & Smith to gather service information on local non-profit organizations and businesses that serve children & adults with physical, mental health, sensory & developmental disabilities …
A HEALTH & SAFETY ZONE presented by Methodist with specific safety services …
An ASK the EXPERT session with opportunities for one-on-one question and answers on a range of topics …
Visit http://disabilitysa.org/ for more event details - including how to register as an exhibitor!