August 2017 Newsletter  

Sonoma County SCI in Action!                               August 2017 Newsletter        

Monthly meeting of Sonoma County Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Monday, August 21, 2017 – 4 pm - Petaluma

Call 707-774-6466 for details

Wheelchair Access in Sonoma County

  • Safari West in Santa Rosa – 3115 Porter Creek Road (guest entrance on Franz Valley Road) Santa Rosa – 707-579-2551 - a 400 acre animal preserve including giraffes, zebras, and exotic birds, all viewable from an accessible safari vehicle - www.safariwest.com 
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park - 707-847-3437 - www.fortross.org - a Russian Fort from the 1820’s on the Pacific Coast, with recent ADA upgrades to be fully accessible
  • A beach wheelchair at Wright’s Beach in the Sonoma Coast State Park at 7095 Highway 1 in Bodega Bay - 707-875-3483

www.sonomacounty.com/lodging-rv-campgrounds/wrights-beach-campground 

  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve - accessible trails in this 805 acre redwood tree preserve – 17000 Armstrong Woods Road - Guerneville
    707-869-2015 - www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=450 

News from NorCal: The Oakland-based AXIS Dance Company, a nationally-recognized organization that champions disabled and non-disabled dance performers, will hold two free dance performances in Oakland on Aug. 9 and 12. http://www.axisdance.org 

Disability photographer (and Sonoma County’s own) Anthony Tusler will share his experiences photographing Day 1 of the 1977 504 protest as well as his continued efforts to document the disability experience. https://longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu/pages/1878 

What: 1977 Disability Sit-In: The Power of Imagery

Where: San Francisco Public Main Library - 100 Larkin St., Learning Studio, 5th Floor
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Local Resources

Santa Rosa Junior College Adapted Physical Education Program – The Adapted Physical Education (APE) program offers a variety of physical fitness classes that are modified to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Participants in Adapted P.E. classes develop skills in using weight equipment and strength in swimming and movement - Phone: (707) 527-4470https://drd.santarosa.edu/adapted-physical-education 

Other News

The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation offers free individualized assistance with an array of programs and resources to help navigate life with paralysis. www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ 

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