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Update! Scholarship Database [Sep. 21st, 2006|05:27 pm]
Creactivists' Voice: The Beginning
beaconeer
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[mood |optimisticoptimistic]

After surfing many a scholarship database, and weeding out double entries, I have now colleccted information on 50 scholarships for those with disabilities/disabling conditions. I have many more sites to go through, but once Ive completed the site search, I will be sending those who requested it a complete file. You have another chance to request it here. Again I will be screening responses so you wont have to worry about your contact information leaking out to the sullied public eye. Plus, I will not be keeping this information for anything but sending this file out, nor giving it out to anyone else, etc. I understand how important privacy issues can be.

Incidentally, as I seek to compile a major mailing list of the different agencies and organizations that aid the disabled I will also search on those websites for any other scholarships I might have missed on the scholarship sites. I will not wait, however, to send out the completed scholarship file, because of time concerns. So, perhaps, in the future, there will be a MEGA completed file...ahhh the future is bright.
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Scholarships for the Disabled [Sep. 14th, 2006|09:43 pm]
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beaconeer
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

I thought it might be a good idea to compile a database of scholarships for disabled students, focusing on college students but not limited to them. If you are aware of some, or know where I could obtain information on some, please let me know by commenting here. If you would like to be on the e-mailing list for the final file (specify format preferences), please comment here with your e-mail address. I will be screening comments to this message so your information will be kept private, and I will not use any contact information here for anything other than sending out this requested file.
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File Update [Sep. 14th, 2006|09:38 pm]
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beaconeer
[mood |accomplished]

I now have the complete listings of Vocational Rehabilitation Offices for the states of Alabama, Alaska, and Colorado. I will continue to update this community of which listings I have every 3-5 states. If anyone has a special query, let me know and I will put your state higher on the priority list than alphabetical order (as I did with Colorado). If anyone wants to cut out the middle man, these files are available online at our sister communities on MSN and Yahoo!.
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Are you disabled and need help getting or getting training for a job? [Sep. 12th, 2006|04:43 pm]
Creactivists' Voice: The Beginning
beaconeer
[mood |crappycrappy]

Vocational Rehabilitation is the service intended to help you with just that. Here is where you can find your local office

If you have a problem with Vocational Rehabilitation Services, you can contact CAP or Client Assistance Program. Find out about what CAP is here . Im working on a state-by-state spreadsheet of CAP agencies, since those sites dont seem to provide such. If anyone can find one that does, please contact me.

Tell us about your experience with Vocational Rehabilitation or CAP at creactiv_voice

OR Creactivists Voice on Yahoo!

OR Creactivists Voice on MSN
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Getting Sleepy [Sep. 9th, 2006|12:39 pm]
Creactivists' Voice: The Beginning
beaconeer
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

This may sound like a really strange question but have any of you ever noticed yourself getting sleeping after half an hour or so writing, even if you have had plenty of sleep and are not over tired? Is it the relaxation of writing your thoughts out? Is it avoiding the tough spots? What the heck is it?! And am I alone in ever having experienced this?
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My Writing Program [Sep. 6th, 2006|12:35 pm]
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beaconeer
[mood |artistic]

Here I am sitting, at the allotted time for the planning for my writing program, wanting to hurry it up so that I can watch a netflix that just came in. I was excited about the prospect of this new endeavor, when it first occurred to me, that it was something I would accomplish and looking forward to discoveries about myself and my writing I might uncover in the process. The truth is, I love to write. The fact is, no matter how many ideas I have, I am excrutiatingly slow at getting them on paper. The great mystery, for me, is within that contradiction. I have encountered all manner of advice from fellow writers at writers' conferences, friends who write, articles in writing magazines, and even therapists. I have been at a loss, since few people have seemed to really understand that I never run out of ideas, I simply can't force myself to move any faster than a snail's pace at constructing them. Perhaps I never slow down enough in my usual routine to give myself a chance to step into that inspiration flow. Perhaps the aging process scares me, how it was so very much easier when I was a child with few responsibilities. Talent is not reliable. Diligence always pays off in one way or another. At the moment, the urge to hurry is also the urge to fill up the empty page, make it amiable and less forbidding, create something out of nothing and hopefully leave a trace of me behind.
I have, however, digressed. The mystery may have many facets, but the problem is simple. I need to find the best way for me to work. I need to satisfy the inquiry within myself as to whether or not I have truly followed through with the advice I have been given. So, month by month, I shall try various different methods in the art of writing, reporting first on my concerns about them and concluding with my findings as to how, when, and why they work or how, when, and why they don't work, for me. I expect that through these exercises, I will be able to tailor the most effective methods to my specific needs, with the strong background of a structured try. I will also require to be held accountable, and so I will report here throughout each month.

These are the methods I have singled out to try for a specific time everyday:

o September: Writing by Prompts, one prompt or project at a time.
o October: Freewriting first, again working on one project at a time AFTER freewriting for 15 minutes.
o November: Writing so many words/day, to strive for the Novel in a Month project. (approx. 1,700)
Also, outlining my plot first.
o December: Multi-tasking…working on many projects at once, within an allotted time.

The special concern I have for September, is once I get going with something, sometimes I like to combine everything I'm working on together, which equals a plot mess. I always think of sorting the mess as apart of the creative process, but its not always easy for me to decide and stick to my decisions about what part of the script is going where. I think this is often a stumbling block for me because I like to keep in mind what Im doing with the project, the whole project, while Im working on it, and yet I change things all the time.
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Northern New England Calendar September Preview [Sep. 2nd, 2006|08:07 am]
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beaconeer
Get the know on September events and groups Here
Sign in using your yahoo id, or create one and join in at Creactivists Voice

Courtesy of creactiv_voice

The Calendar will be complete in the next week.
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Northern New England Calendar September Preview [Sep. 2nd, 2006|07:47 am]
Creactivists' Voice: The Beginning
beaconeer
Get the know on September events and groups Here
Sign in using your yahoo id, or create one and join in at Creactivists Voice

Courtesy of creactiv_voice

The Calendar will be complete in the next week.
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Have you seen this? [Sep. 1st, 2006|08:23 pm]
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beaconeer
Evictions off campus due to suicide attempts OR admission to a hospital for depression

I was outraged when I did. The last thing a depressed student needs is to be immediately tossed onto the streets. Yes I understand that these colleges/universities may not have the resources nor the necessitity to build mental institutions on campus, but certainly they should be required to treat their fellow human beings with some measure of dignity, if not even a trace of compassion. I do not accept the premise that they are seeking whats in the students' best interests. I wonder if in fact they are serving their own, in seeking shelter for their insurance policies away from legal storms. The problem for them is that within the ADA the legal standard for individuals with disabilities is the most integrated policies possible, in concurrence with the standards specified by the individual's treatment providers. There are certain factors that need to be considered here, such as whether or not the students could be defined under the law as persons with disabilities, etc. Even if these institutions of learning are safe due to these specific circumstances, it seems they are building their campus policies on quicksand rather than modern legal ethics.
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I have NOT forgotten you! [Aug. 29th, 2006|03:41 pm]
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beaconeer
Thanks to everyone who has signed on. I really appreciate your support and your participation in this project to further empower the disabled. I encourage you to keep getting involved in this, and/or any other supports out there that you are comfortable with, especially those in your very own community. The fight against ignorance can be won only out of our own small parts to play in the little communities of the universe.

This little post is also to let you know that there IS more to come within September:
1. A new updated and hopefully improved events calendar.
2. The mother of all mailing lists for disability statistics, services, and resource centers nationwide.
3. A list of travel sites to be reviewed for accessibility-friendliness.
4. Updates on new Court cases and legislation regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
5. Mission statement that you can review and add input into.
6. Book and movie reviews.

I would especially like input into:
A. Improving the events calendar.
B. Names, addresses, websites, and/or phone numbers of known disability resources, services, agencies, or study centers to be included in my database. I am especially interested in the contact info for everyon'e regional Vocational Rehabilitation center. If you are concerned about privacy as to your location, feel free to comment anonymously.
C. Anything else you would like to add, or see added.

Again, thank you for your support! Yeah!
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