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									                                 REACHing OUT
HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REACH FOR INDEPENDENCE

            December 2004-February 2005         Vol. X. No. 1.  Editor: Becky Teal
     REACHing OUT is published four times a year in December, March, June, & September at
        REACH of Dallas, 8625 King George Drive, Suite 210, Dallas, Texas 75235-2275

Calendar of Events-Fort Worth             2
Calendar of Events-Dallas                 3
                                                        New Name For REACH of Dallas
Calendar of Events-Denton              4
                                                             Employment Service

Bad Weather Closings                  5       REACH of Dallas Employment Services have played a
                                              major role in assisting individuals with disabilities and
A + Mobility, Inc. Ad                 5
                                              employers in recognizing and meeting goals needed to
From The Director’s Desk             6&7
                                              succeed in today’s economic market. As the economy
                                              changes, employment strategies must do the same. To
Mobile Legal Services Project             8   keep pace with these changes, the employment services
Texas Center for the
                                              program has a new name, REACH OUT Employment
Physically Impaired                       9   Services. Two of the Dallas center’s telephone extensions
Mom's Musings                         10      have been earmarked to give REACH job seekers weekly
                                                              updated information about community job
STAR+Plus                             11                            fairs (Extension #40) and helpful in-
                                                                    formation about the types of jobs
Medicare-Approved Drug
Discount Cards                        12                            local employers are currently recruit-
Denton’s Project Ramp                 13                            ing applicants for (Extension #50).

Advanced Mobility Systems of TX Ad   13                            If you have any questions, please
                                                                   call Kevan Johnson or James Moore
Denton’s Loaner Equipment Program    14
                                                                   at REACH OUT Employment Ser-
Lift Aids Ad                         14                            vices, 214-630-4796 or 214/630-
                                                                   5995 TTY.
Web World                            15


                                      1 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR REACH OF FORT WORTH
Call us if you need any accommodations such as a sign language interpreter, Braille materials, etc.

 DECEMBER 2004
 1    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 2     Movie Day @ the center 1:00-3:00PM
 9     Nutrition Class with Veronica Puente @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 8     Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 9    Game Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 15 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 16 Craft Day @ the center 1 :00-3:00pm
 22 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling 10:00-11:00am
 23 Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm ( If we’re open)
 27-31 Office Closed (Christmas & New Year’s Holidays)

 JANUARY 2005
 5   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 6   Movie Day 1:00-3:00pm
 10 Nutrition Class with Veronica Puente @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 12 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 13 Nutrition Class with Chantel Nelson @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 17 Office Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)
 19 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 20 Bingo Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 26 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 27 Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm

 FEBUARY 2005
 2   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 3   Movie Outing– Call Karen for more information 1:00-3:00pm
 9   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 10 Game Day @ the center 1:00-3:00 pm
 16 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 17 Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 21 Office Closed (Presidents’ Day)
 23 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 10:00-11:00am
 24 Movie Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm




                               2 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR REACH OF DALLAS
Call us if you need any accommodations such as a sign language interpreter, Braille materials, etc.

   DECEMBER 2004

   7    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-11:00am
   7    Movie Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Call and let us know what video you can bring.)
   14 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-11:00am
   14 Game Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Bring your board games)
   21 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-11:00am
   21 Consumer Group Meeting @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
   27-31 Office Closed (Christmas & New Year’s Holidays)

   JANUARY 2005

   4  Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   4  Movie Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Call and let us know what video you can bring.)
   11 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   11 Game Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Bring your favorite board games.)
   17 Office Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)
   18 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   19 Consumer Group Meeting @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
      (Come help us plan the group’s future activities.)
   25 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   25 Special Guest Speaker @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Call to find out what the topic will be.)



   FEBRUARY 2005
   2   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   2   Movie Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Call and let us know what video you can bring.)
   9   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   9   Game Day @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Bring your board games)
   16 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   16 Consumer Group Meeting @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
       (Come help us plan the group’s future activities.)
   21 Office Closed (Presidents’ Day)
   23 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am
   23 Special Guest Speaker @ the center 1:00-2:00pm (Call to find out what the topic will be.)
   30 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 9:30-10:30am




                                  3 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                  CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR REACH OF DENTON
Call us if you need any accommodations such as a sign language interpreter, Braille materials, etc.

 DECEMBER 2004

 1    Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 7    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 8    Support Group @ & Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 14 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 15 Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 21 Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 22 Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 27-31 Office Closed (Christmas & New Year’s Holidays)

 JANURARY 2005

 4    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 5    Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 11   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 12   Support Group & Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 17   Office Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday)
 18   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 19   Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 25   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 26   Movie Day @ the center 12:00-2:30pm

 FEBUARY 2005

 1    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 2    Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 8    Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 9    Support Group & Craft Day @ the center 1:00-3:00pm
 15   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 16   Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 21   Office Closed (Presidents’ Day)
 22   Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling @ the center 1:00-2:00pm
 23   Support Group @ the center 1:00-2:00pm




                               4 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
        BAD WEATHER CLOSINGS

Should we experience any icy or
snowy weather in the Metroplex
during the 2004-2005 autumn &
winter seasons, watch Channel 8
 TV (WFAA) news to learn if the
  REACH offices will be closed.




        5 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                    FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK
                      by Charlotte A. Stewart



Good News!

I’m pleased to announce that REACH has a new employee, Laurie Truesdell. Laurie began
working at the Dallas center in late September as the Outreach, Advocacy & ADA Specialist.
Prior to assuming this position, Laurie worked as a disability coordinator at United Cerebral
Palsy of Tarrant County, a site director at the Garland Family YMCA, and as social work in-
tern at both Vogel Alcove and the Housing Crisis Center. Laurie also volunteered at REACH
of Dallas from January 2003 through March of 2004 and helped develop the curriculum for
and taught various independent living skills classes/workshops. She offered advice to consum-
ers on different disability-related topics via her Ask Laurie page on the REACH web site.

REACH also has a new board member, David Bergeron. David is a sales professional with
Advanced Mobility Systems in Mesquite. In the past, David has worked in the broadcasting,
health insurance, and telecommunications industries.

I know that you join me in welcoming both Laurie and David to the REACH organization.

Service Figures for 2004

On September 30, REACH’s 2004 fiscal year ended. As I do each year, I’d like to share some
of our accomplishments with you.

We provided services to a combined total of 1,066 consumers at the three REACH centers.
The age breakdown on these 1,066 individuals was:
       Under 6 years old – 4 consumers
       6-17 years old - 7 consumers
       18-22 years old - 40 consumers
       23-64 years old - 720 consumers
       65+ years old - 295 consumers

The gender of these 1,066 individuals was: Females – 643 consumers
                                          Males - 423 consumers.
The race of these 1,066 individuals was:
       American Indian or Alaska Native - 10 consumers
       Asian American - 4 consumers
       Black or African American - 368 consumers
       Hispanic or Latino - 123 consumers
       Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 2 consumers
       White or Caucasian - 559 consumers




                     6 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
The primary disabilities of these 1,066 individuals were:
       Cognitive – 25 consumers
       Mental/Emotional - 193 consumers
       Physical - 363 consumers
       Hearing - 11 consumers
       Vision - 42 consumers
       Multiple - 432 consumers

The services provided to these 1,066 individuals included:
       Advocacy assistance - 1,119 consumers assisted
       Assistive Devices/Loaner Equipment – 182 consumers served
       Adjustment to Disability Group Counseling – 68 consumers
           participated
       Communication Assistance - 170 consumers served
       Project Ramp – 96 consumers served
       IL Skills Training – 985 consumers served
       Information & Referral – 19,399 requests handled
       Mobility Training – 22 consumers served
       Peer Counseling – 1,223 consumers counseled
       Social/Recreational Activities – 674 consumers participated
       Vocational Assistance – 402 consumers assisted
       Other: Includes ADA Technical Assistance, Peer Counseling Training, American
              Sign Language Training, Job Quest Training, Enlarging/Brailling
             Assistance, & Volunteer Assistance – 1,520 consumers served

Staff time spent providing community services:
        Systems Advocacy – 205 hours
        Outreach to Minorities & Unserved/Underserved Populations – 813 hours
        Education to the General Public – 754 hours
        Collaboration/Networking with Various Groups, Agencies, & Organizations –
            3,179 hours
        Other Services: Includes ADA Technical Assistance to Businesses/Employers,
                        and Disability Awareness/Sensitivity Training – 318 hours

Four nursing home residents were assisted in moving into the
community. Eleven individuals received services that prevented
them from moving into a nursing home.

As you can tell from these figures, REACH employees had an-
other successful year in offering an array of services to people
with disabilities and education to the community on disability-
related topics.

Please have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

Charlotte

                           7 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                        Mobile Legal Services Project

I am writing to introduce myself to you. I am working with Dallas Legal Hos-
pice to implement the Mobile Legal Services Project, an innovative outreach
program designed to meet the civil, health-related legal needs of
people living with HIV/AIDS and terminal illnesses in rural North Texas.

I will be traveling on a "circuit rider" model of regularly scheduled
visits to organizations that serve, in part or in whole, rural populations.
During these visits, I will conduct intakes, counsel clients, and execute
estate planning documents. These services may be provided in a residential
or care facility setting for clients unable to travel. Additionally, I will conduct
legal education workshops to better enable clients and their caregivers to
understand and access needed legal services.

Please share this information with anyone meeting the eligibility criteria and
needing this type of assistance. If you have any questions concerning
the Mobile Legal Services Project or the services provided free-of-charge by
Dallas Legal Hospice, please contact me by email at matthew@dlh.org or by
phone at (214) 521-6622.

Matthew Seymour
Equal Justice Works Fellow

Dallas Legal Hospice
3626 N. Hall St., Ste. 820
Dallas, Texas 75219
Tel: 214/521-6622
Fax: 214/521-3310
www.dlh.org




                    8 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                   TEXAS CENTER FOR THE PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED


                 A new offering of Pentium 2 and 3 rebuilt computers for people who
                 are blind are available.

                 These computers will allow you to have free e-mail, be able to surf
                 the net, keep track of your checkbook transactions, keep track of
                 your insurance, taxes, utilities and other expenditures.

You will receive a demo copy of Window-Eyes and audio cassettes that will teach you
how to operate the computer by voice and using the keyboard. Two methods of
enlarging the text on the screen with a 50 page tutorial that will teach you step-by-
step how to operate the computer with a mouse will also be included.

You’ll get speakers, a dial up modem, a sound card, and a CD Rom.

This includes everything you will need to learn how to use and operate a computer.

The cost for each rebuilt computer is $100. The computer will give you the means to
surf the net and do what your family and friends are doing in cyberspace. It will be a
lot of work and it will be frustrating at times, but along with your friends, you can
move into the 21st century.

Offer available to people who are blind living in the United States and Canada only.

Call/contact Bob Langford at (214) 340-6328 during business hours, central standard
time, 11330 Quail Run, Dallas, Texas 75238, (214) 340-0870 Fax, or E-mail:
boblang@airmail.net.




The contents of this newsletter were developed, in part, under grants from the U.S.
 Department of Education (ED) and the Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative
Services (DARS). The contents of this newsletter do not, however, necessarily repre-
sent the policies of ED and DARS and you should not assume endorsement by either the
federal or state government.

REACH receives a majority of its funding to operate the centers from grants from ED
and DARS. REACH of Denton receives 100% of it funding ($179,985) from ED; REACH of
Fort Worth receives 100% of its funding ($224,659) from DARS; REACH of Dallas
receives 88% of its funding ($376,750) from ED and 12% ($49,900) from DARS.

                     9 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                                                              MOM’S MUSINGS
                                                          By Charlotte A. Stewart, Sr.



                                     -
                                     In my last column I recalled some of my earliest recollections from my
                                     childhood. In this column I’d like to continue with memories from my ele-
                                     mentary, high school, and college years.

In my grammar school we had morning kindergarten from 8:30 until noon. As I mentioned in my last column my
teacher’s name was Miss Angel and she was a sweetheart. She obviously loved small children and made our
days in “school” happy ones.

After Miss Angel, no other teacher could live up to her wonderful personality. In grades one through five I had an
assortment of grouchy older women who had all of the grace and talents of witches in dealing with young chil-
dren. They grabbed arms, shook the shoulders of frightened children and yelled at the top of their lungs when
they were annoyed or in bad moods. It was a far cry from today’s teachers who are concerned and committed to
the children in their classes. In the sixth grade I had a teacher named Mrs. Roche who made my life miserable
the whole year. There was no such thing as complaining to your parents because in those days “the teacher
was always right”. So much for the good old days.

High school was much better, because the teachers were more enlightened and younger and more committed
to their profession. They were a new generation of teachers and much more determined to excel relative to their
duties and responsibilities. The buildings I went to school in were over 50 years old so the surroundings were
bleak and old fashioned even then. When my children started school in Texas, I was amazed at how modern
and pretty the schools on all grade levels were.

High school was about four miles from my home and in bad weather I could take a city bus to get to school. The
fare was only 5 cents, but in nice weather my friends and I walked to school traversing many long city blocks.
Everyone walked when they could and there was no public school bus transportation at all.

I remember going to NYU (New York University) in the city (Manhattan) again on the bus. It was the Fifth Ave-
nue line and cost 10 cents each way. The buses were double decked and in the summer they put roofless bus-
ses on the route. Can you imagine all the lawsuits there would be today from people claiming they fell off the
upper deck? I don’t remember anything like that then. But I do remember the breezes from the open deck mak-
ing my long pageboy hairdo flutter.

The bus ran through my part of Queens through Manhattan where it ran down Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village
where NYU was located. It was a particularly beautiful ride at Christmas time when the Fifth Avenue shops and
department stores’ windows were so colorful and festive. We even went past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Radio
City Music Hall. Of course, during the New York winters the double-decked roofs were put on.

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. Until next time…..



                            10 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                                      STAR+PLUS

STAR+PLUS is a Medicaid managed care program designed to integrate delivery of acute and
community based long-term care services. The STAR+PLUS program currently serves approxi-
mately 58,000 SSI and SSI-related aged and disabled Medicaid recipients in Harris County.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has proposed to expand the STAR+PLUS
program to other urban areas in the state including the North Texas area.

Compared to fee-for-service Medicaid, STAR+PLUS provides more services to more people
while saving money for the state. In STAR+PLUS, members have a medical home (PCP) and a
care coordinator to help them identify and obtain needed services. STAR+PLUS allows HMOs
to go outside a defined benefit package and make decisions that meet the needs of their enrol-
lees. Bundling acute and long-term care services into one delivery system integrates care and
provides a full continuum of benefits to individuals who would otherwise have to navigate a
fragmented delivery system. The coordination centers around the individual’s needs, and not
around the availability of long-term care (LTC) programs in an area.

Watch for more information about STAR+PLUS in future editions of this newsletter.
************************************************************************************

                  An Illustration of the Different Forms of Government
                                Using Cows as an Example

   Feudalism: You have 2 cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
   Pure Socialism: You have 2 cows. The government takes them & puts them in a barn
       with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government
       gives you all the milk you need.
   Bureaucratic Socialism: You have 2 cows. The government takes them and puts them in
       a barn with everyone else’s cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You
       have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers.
       The government gives you as much milk & as many eggs as you should need.
   Fascism: You have 2 cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them,
       & sells you the milk.
   Pure Communism: You have 2 cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, &
       you all share the milk.
   Russian Communism: You have 2 cows. You have to take care of them, but the govern-
       ment takes all of the milk.
   Dictatorship: You have 2 cows. The government takes both and shoots you.
   Pure democracy: You have 2 cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
   Representative Democracy: You have 2 cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you
       who gets the milk.
   Anarchy: You have 2 cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or some neighbors
       kill you and take the cows.
   Capitalism: You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull.


                      11 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                        Introducing Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Cards

Good news… a new law gives people with Medicare the power to start saving on prescription drugs right now.
Medicare is contracting with private companies to offer Medicare-approved drug discount cards. You can choose
one of the discount cards offered by these private companies to help you save on outpatient prescription drugs.
All discount cards approved by Medicare will have the official Medicare seal on them.

Better news… if you have a lower income that makes it hard to pay for your prescription drugs, you might get ex-
tra help. If in 2004 your annual income is no more than $12,569 for a single person or no more than $16,862 for a
married couple you might qualify for a $600 credit on the Medicare-approved drug discount card you choose. You
can use that credit right away to help pay for your prescription drugs. Whether you qualify for the $600 credit will
depend on whether you meet the income limits shown above and whether you already receive outpatient prescrip-
tion drug coverage from certain other sources. Even if your income is higher, you can still choose a Medicare-
approved drug discount card to save money.

Do I have to enroll in a Medicare-approved drug discount card?
No, these discounts cards are voluntary. That means enrolling is your choice. If you want to enroll, contact the
company offering the card you choose.
 To get help comparing your options and to find out more about how to enroll:
° Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and ask about "drug savings." TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
° Look at www. medicare. gov on the web. Select "Prescription Drug and Other Assistance Programs."
Who can get one of these discount cards?
Almost anyone with Medicare can get a discount card. The only people who aren't eligible are those who have
outpatient prescription drug coverage through Medicaid.
When can I get a card?
You can enroll in a Medicare-approved drug discount card immediately. The discount cards will be good until at
least December 31, 2005, when Medicare's new prescription drug benefit starts.
Is there only one Medicare-approved drug discount card I can get?
No. A choice of more than one discount card is available. Medicare can help you compare your options before you
choose a card. Private companies might also send you information about the Medicare-approved drug discount
card they are offering. You can only enroll in one Medicare-approved drug discount card each calendar year. If
you are a member of a Medicare managed care plan, contact your plan about discount card options for members.
How much does it cost to enroll?
Usually, you need to pay an annual enrollment fee of no more than $30. You don't pay any enrollment fee if you
qualify for the $600 credit.

For more information call 1-800-633-4227 or visit www.medicare.gov.



                              12 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                     Denton’s Project Ramp

How exciting! REACH of Denton, with funding from
the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging,
has just built a ramp for a Denton resident with a
mobility impairment. It’s a great feeling to know
that we have helped someone increase her inde-
pendence and mobility.

The ramps are built at no cost to the person with the mobility impair-
ment. People will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appli-
cants must be 60+ years of age, have a mobility impairment, own their
own home, and live in Denton County. For more information call Becky
Teal at REACH of Denton, 940/383-1062 Voice/TTY.

                                                                     www.advancedmobility.net
                                                      Ft Worth: 2110 N. Beach St – 817-429 1273
                                                                    Email: goadvanced@aol.com
                                               Mesquite: 3029A2 E. Meadows Blvd – 972-270 7114
                                                          Email: mesquite@advancedmobility.net

Dealer for: Braun, Bruno, Eldorado, EMC, IMS, MPS, Ricon, VMI, and
          most major Mobility Equipment suppliers


Let us show you the new GM- Chevrolet Entervan from
Braun. It’s now available with the In-Floor Ramp
We also have the Chevrolet or Pontiac lowered floor
van by Eldorado



                                             For a very nice ride, come and test drive the new 2004
                                             Toyota-Sienna Rampvan from IMS. We have them in
                                                stock for immediate delivery at competitive prices.




We do full-size van conversions with raised roof, lowered floor,
lift installations and all types of special steering and control systems
We are open from 9AM to 6PM, Mon – Fri & 9AM to 2 PM on Sat


                          13 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                 Denton’s Loaner Equipment Program

REACH of Denton is now offering an expanded loaner equipment program for
people with disabilities, especially those with vision impairments. To borrow
equipment you must live in Denton County and be 60+ years of age.

The equipment available for loan includes black & white as well as color closed
circuit TV readers, hand magnifiers, illuminated pocket magnifiers, pedestal
stand magnifiers, talking blood pressure monitors, talking scales, big button
telephones, talking watches, talking alarm clocks, low vision timers, and liquid
level indicators.


This equipment was purchased with funding provided by the North Central Texas
Area Agency on Aging. For more information contact Missy Dickenson at REACH
of Denton, 940/383-1062 Voice/TTY.




                    14 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
                             WEB WORLD



www.walkeasy.com (Ambulatory aids & accessories)

www.thestim.org (Society to increase mobility)

www.americanramp.com (Ramps)

www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=156 (Updated guidance for air travelers)

www.washear.org (A guide to movies that are described for people who are blind and visually
                 impaired)

http://main.wgbh.org/wgbh/access/ (Descriptive video service. New movies in the MoPix
                                   format.)

www.eyesight.org/newsletter/newsletter.html (Macular degeneration newsletter)

www.headinjury.com (Brain injury resource center)

http://sdog.danawheels.net/ (Information on service dogs)

www.deafnation.com (Deafness information website)

www.ucpdallas.org (Cerebral palsy website)

www.mentalhealth.org (National mental health information)

www.healthfinder.gov/news/ (Information on health)




                        15 REACHing OUT, December 2004–February 2005
          REACH OF DALLAS RESOURCE CENTER ON INDEPENDENT LIVING
         8625 KING GEORGE DRIVE, SUITE 210, DALLAS, TEXAS 75235-2275
            214-630-4796 VOICE, 214-630-5995 TTY, 214-630-6390 FAX
                        E-MAIL: reachdallas@reachcils.org

       REACH OF FORT WORTH RESOURCE CENTER ON INDEPENDENT LIVING
              1205 LAKE STREET, FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102-4501
                  817-870-9082 VOICE, 817-654-9614 METRO,
                     817-870-9086 TTY, 817-877-1622 FAX
                         E-MAIL: reachftw@reachcils.org

          REACH OF DENTON RESOURCE CENTER ON INDEPENDENT LIVING
             405 SOUTH ELM, SUITE 202, DENTON, TEXAS 76201-6066
                  940-383-1062 VOICE & TTY, 940-383-2742 FAX
                          E-MAIL:reachden@reachcils.org

                      REACH's web site address: www.reachcils.org




Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy                                NON-PROFIT ORG.
for Citizens with Handicaps Inc.                                         U,S, POSTAGE
                                                                              PAID
                                                                        DALLAS, TEXAS
REACH of Dallas                                                         PERMIT NO 2010
8625 King George Drive, Suite 210
Dallas, Texas 75235-2275




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