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Access:Ability June 2023 Newsletter

The June 2023 edition of the Ability Central monthly e-newsletter, Access:Ability.

Ability Central Philanthropy

2024 Funding Cycle Open: Apply for a Communication Access Grant

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This year, Ability Central is announcing three funding priorities for 2024 annual grants: digital innovation and accessibility projectsdisability access training for healthcare professionals, and leadership development programs for people with disabilities. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $100,000 and will total around one million dollars.

We are accepting annual grant application inquiries until July 12, 2023.

To learn more about a grant from us, eligibility requirements, and a cycle timeline, including details on a webinar for applicants, visit our website.

From the Newsroom

Ability Central Announces Board Election Results

Celia C.J. Solis to succeed Jesus M. Gonzalez as board chair in FY2024

We are excited to announce our board elections for FY2024. At their May meeting, the Ability Central board elected Celia C.J. Solis as chair, Dr. Sofia M. Vergara as vice-chair, and re-elected Sarah Slaughter as treasurer.

Celia joined the Ability Central board in February of 2020 and most recently served as vice-chair. She succeeds Jesus M. Gonzalez as chair. Jesus joined the board in 2017 before becoming vice-chair and finally serving as chair through FY2023, leading the board through strategic updates for the organization and its programs.

To read more about Celia and the work of Jesus and the board, visit our newsroom.

Resource Round-up

Seven Quick Facts About Deafblindness

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Being deafblind is more than being both deaf and blind. In this article, Ability Central shares seven facts to help you understand the complexity of the diagnosis.

Read more on the Ability Central Portal.

Down Syndrome: Planning for Long-term Care

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Long-term care planning for a person with Down syndrome is challenging. This article addresses legal, mental health, and financial concerns.

Read more on the Ability Central Portal.

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