Google has launched the Google ‘Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ to invest $20 million in technology that will help people with disabilities live more independent lives. “People with disabilities rarely get a lot of attention from any sector, and Google is taking a rights-based approach to promote the inclusion of people,” said Disability Rights Fund Founding Director Diana Samarasan

You are invited to another Shattering Stigma mental health event, to be held at New Hope Community Church on Saturday, May 30th. While not an Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon event, this promises to be an interesting day.  Cost is $10, lunch included.  For details, see:

20150421_195845 Rev Bruce Strade presenting Dorothy Coughlin with her award 20150421_193927Cindy Wilkins, IDNO’s vice president and door prize whiz, presenting a door prize;  IDNO board member Dorothy Coughlin receiving  the Mark Anderson Memorial Award from IDNO treasurer Bruce Strade, and Dorothy presenting the Mark Anderson Memorial Award to Sang Lee.