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MARCH is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Disability Rights Network have created a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as barriers that people with disabilities sometimes face when connecting with the communities they live in.

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MARCH is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Disability Rights Network have created a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as barriers that people with disabilities sometimes face when connecting with the communities they live in.

...continue reading "Learning side by side"

(Press Release) — Rota, also known as Luta in the vernacular, was the site of important undertakings by representatives from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council on Jan. 30-31, 2014.
OVR staff conducted presentations during the Educating Employers Workshop held at the Rota Northern Marianas College on Jan. 30. ...continue reading "Monday, February 10, 2014: National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Rota:"

Officers and members of the CNMI Statewide Independent Living Council benefited from training coordinated by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and facilitated by local consultants and partner agencies. ...continue reading "Wednesday, April 02, 2014: SILC members obtain leadership, advocacy training:"

The Department of Community and Cultural Affair held a two-day workshop to present action plans, accomplishments, and outreach at the Pacific Islands Club?s Charley?s Cabaret on April 15 and 16.
...continue reading "Friday, April 18, 2014: DCCA organizes 2-day workshop for all personnel:"

A woman filed yesterday a $1.2 million lawsuit in federal court against the CNMI government and other co-defendants over her alleged forced removal from her house on Rota by a police officer and other persons and her detention in the psychiatric ward of the Commonwealth Health Center on Saipan. ...continue reading "Friday, May 02, 2014: Woman allegedly forcibly taken to psychiatric ward:"

NORTHERN Marianas Protection and Advocacy Systems Inc. Executive Director James Rayphand expressed his regret over funding that the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs stopped providing after NMPASI filed a lawsuit four years ago.
...continue reading "Monday, August 04, 2014: NMPASI regrets loss of manamko’ funding:"

Local businesses and community members donated to NMPASI in support of it first annual “fun-raiser” held last July 26, 2014, in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
...continue reading "Tuesday, August 05, 2014: NMPASI raises $1,078.21 from ‘Fun-Raiser’:"