May, 2023
Mental Health Awareness Month, Casino Night, and more!
We were very thankful to everyone who attended or donated to our Casino Night this year! It was a very successful event that could not have happened without the help of everyone involved.

Read on to learn more about what we have been up to at Alliance of Disability Advocates this month.
Casino Night
Get ready for Casino Night 2023
Thanks to everyone who attended our Casino Night fundraiser on May 18th! We had an amazing time and we hope you did too!

There were around 100 guests at the event helping us reach our fundraising goal. This money will go far to bettering the lives of community members with disabilities. To everyone who donated, invited friends, or simply showed up and had a great time, we would like to extend a huge thanks!

We are especially thankful to our several sponsors who made this event possible, so we wanted to take a moment to thank each of them.

High Roller Sponsors - $10,000

Global Technology Services
Fred G. Mills Sr

Full House Sponsors - $1,500

Stalls Medical
Greenlee Dental
Gary D. Ellis

Royal Flush Sponsors - $5,000

Fred G. Mills Jr
Solstice Partners, LLC
Bergman Rentals
Edgewood Properties, LLC

Full House Sponsors - $1,500

Maverick Partners Realty Services
Janna Shisler

Current Happenings in the Disability World

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
This month provides an opportunity for all people to check in with their current state of mental health and reflect on how they are doing and feeling mentally. Take a moment to be mindful of your stress and emotions and check in with the things and people that matter to you the most.
For people with mental illnesses, this is an important practice to regularly follow. Check in with your healthcare professionals or counselors if you notice that you need help or at least try to talk to one friend about what you are going through. You don’t have to do anything alone, even though you might think you do.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you need to talk to someone, call or text 988 to chat with a trained counselor.

"Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going."

― Noam Shpancer, PhD

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What We're Reading

by Talya Minsberg | May 22, 2023
Hoyt, who was in a wheelchair, regularly took part in the Boston Marathon with the help of his father, Dick. The two, he said, had “a special bond.” Rick Hoyt, a regular at the Boston Marathon who competed in more than a thousand…
by Michelle Diament | May 25, 2023
Schools could have an easier time paying for special education services under a proposed new rule. Currently, schools can bill Medicaid for health-related services like speech, occupational and physical therapy that are provided…
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Past Newsletters

May 2023 – Mental Health Awareness Month, Casino Night, and More!
April 2023 – Casino Night, Autism Acceptance Month, and More!
March 2023 – ADANC’s Newsletter is back
June 2022 – Alliance Success Stories | Looking Back at Olmstead | and More!
May 2022 – Alliance Success Stories | Hurricane Season Guide | Casino Night Recap and More!
April 2022 – Alliance Success Stories | The Impact of Your Support | Resource of the Month and More!
March 2022 – Alliance Success Stories | Casino Night – Pre Order Tickets Now! | Resource of the Month and More!
February 2022 – Alliance Success Stories | Casino Night – Pre Order Tickets Now! | NCCDD Self-Advocate Series and More
January 2022 – Ed Roberts and the IL Movement | Casino Night – Pre Order Tickets Now! | Hear From our Board Member, and More
December 2021 – Happy Holidays From ADANC! | Consumer Success Stories, New Board Officers and More!
Newsletter 2021 – Support Alliance of Disability Advocates this Giving Tuesday! | Consumer Success Stories and More!
October 2021 – Don’t Miss This Consumer Success Story | Disability Employment Awareness Month | and More!
September 2021 – Peer Support during the Pandemic, COVID-19 Booster Shot Updates, and More
August 2021 – Peak Hurricane Season! Success Stories and More
July 2021 – Celebrating Disability Pride Month with Alliance of Disability Advocates!
June 2021 – Consumers Talk Travel Training! Community Living Success, COVID-19 Vaccine Info and More
May 2021 – Hold Up Those Keys! Housing Success Stories, NCYLF, COVID Resources & More!
April 2021 – Carolina Sled Hockey 2021 SESHL Champs!, Housing Success and More!
March 2021 – Carolina Sled Hockey Heads to the Championship, Peer Support Success and More!
February 2021 – ADANC – Check Out Autism Grown Up, and More!
January 2021 – Happy New Year From ADANC!
December 2020 – ADANC Celebrates YOU This Holiday!
November 2020 – Travel Training, Peer Support, and More!
October 2020 – Enabling Art: Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA
September 2020 – Join Us for Enabling Art – A Virtual Celebration
August 2020 – Travel Training, Overcoming Challenges, Board Spotlight and More!
July 2020 – This Month, We Celebrate 30 Years of Progress
June 2020 – ADANC News: Casino Night 10/9 – Pre-Order Today!
May 2020 – Consumer Success, Casino Night, and More!
April 2020 – Stay Home, Stay Connected – ADANC News
March 2020 – COVID-19 Health Tips, Resiliency, and More
February 2020 – Sharing Success – See What ADANC is About!
January 2020 – ADA 2020 Newsletter