Disability History Week reminder October 13-17th

Good afternoon,
Just a friendly reminder that Disability History Week is October 13th to 17th. If your group, or school would like a presentation on disability history please contact me and someone from the ILRC would be happy to come to your class or group free of charge. Our interactive presentations   typically last 45 minutes, are interactive, and a lot of fun.
Have a great weekend
Jacob Lesner-Buxton 
Community Organizer
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
423 West Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Support Challenger Sponsor Qui Si Bella Spa

In honor of Memorial Day, 5/23-5/26, Qui Si Bella will have the following specials:

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50 minute Mediterranean Facial
1 hour Scrub & Massage

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MONSTER BALL (games) - Sports Themed Weekend Event

MONSTER BALL is now open to people of all ages!  Challenger Little League has created a senior division for people ages 15 and up.  Spread the word and help us recruit some older people into our program!

Paint your favorite Halloween (Not too Scary) Monster Face and…


Created by Retta Slay Sep 26, 2014 at 12:24pm. Last updated by Retta Slay Sep 26.



A parent run website of special needs community resources: events, specialists, workshops, clubs, activities and travel ideas.

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutors needed in all subjects.

Flag Football - Sept 6 - Nov 1, 10:00 - 11:30 am 

Cheerleading - Sept 6 - Nov 1, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Basketball - Sept 9 - Oct 14, 3:45 - 5:00 pm

Fall Baseball - Sept 14 - Oct 26, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

To volunteer for any/all of these wonderful programs, call 805/681-9165 or email info@sbsnap.org

October is Disability Employment Month

Good afternoon,

October is Disability Employment Month. I am looking for persons from a wide range of fields who would be interested in possibiy presenting to high school students about their jobs.  So far, I have three special education teachers interested in having people present to their classes

Also, if you know of any youth who might like to job shadow employees, please let me know.  I will try to pair them with someone in our community who matches their interests.  
Jacob Lesner-Buxton 
Community Organizer
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
423 West Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Employers (public or private) are you willing to be a mentor for a few hours?  You will educate students with disabilities about your business and what it takes to succeed. The student will join you at your place of employment for two hours during the month of October.  Vice Mayor Cathy Murillo has agreed to have a student with a disability job shadow during her workday to raise awareness about employment for people with disabilities as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  ILRC is organizing several events to highlight the benefits to employers of a diversified workforce while involving youth with disabilities in the real world of work.


People with disabilities make wonderful employees and ILRC’s Community Organizer, Jacob Lesner-Buxton is heading up a month long project to pair 5 to 10 students with disabilities with 5 to 10 employers for a two-hour ‘job shadowing’ experience.  Coordination of the job-shadowing schedule will be handled through ILRC headquarters in Santa Barbara.


The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) established the October tribute to raise awareness about employing people with disabilities and to celebrate their many and varied contributions to America’s workforce. 


ODEP Assistant Secretary, Kathleen Martinez, wrote that this year’s campaign theme centers around three words…”Expect, Employ, Empower”…to urge communities to have higher expectations for our youth with disabilities and clearly conveying that an integrated and inclusive workplace benefits everyone.


For more information and to participate in ILRCs Job Shadowing program, contact Jacob Lesner-Buxton, jlesner@ilrc-trico.org


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