DISABILITY AWARNESS FESTIVAL

October 3, 2015 • Downtown Reno

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Reno ReTRAC Schedule

Disability Resource Fair – 12pm – 5pm
Wheelchair Rugby Scrimmage  – 12pm
Superstar Dance Team – 1:45pm
Fairy Tale Ballet – 2:45pm
Wheelchair Rugby Scrimmage – 4:30pm

The Plaza at Harrah’s Schedule

Jared Mitchell – 3:30pm
The Note-Ables – 6pm
Samuel J. Comroe – 7pm

Basecamp at Whitney Peak Schedule

Discount Climbing – all day $5 kids/$10 adults

The Reno Arch Schedule

Ride, Roll & Cane – 11:15am

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 3, 2015

Samuel J. Comroe

Samuel J. Comroe

Comedy with a “twitch” of Tourette’s

Time: 7pm
Location: The Plaza at Harrah’s

After being hand selected by Ricky Gervais as the winner of the Just Sayin Comedy Contest in 2012, Sam made his television debut on the Conan show in 2012. With over 14,000 subscribers on his Samuel J. Comroe YouTube Channel his growing popularity as the next big comedian to watch has led to some television opportunities such as an appearance on “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart. Sam continues to share his hilarious and insightful stories of his life with Tourette syndrome for colleges and clubs all over the country.


The Note-Ables

The Note-Ables

Classic rock, original tracks and folksy tunes

Time: 6pm
Location: The Plaza at Harrah’s

Local favorites, The Note-Ables will be taking stage at 6:00 p.m. to treat the crowd to some classic rock, original tracks and folksy tunes. The Note-Ables is a professional band of adults with disabilities with the mission to change the face of disability in our community through music. They have been together since 1999 and now play 30 – 40 gigs a year!


Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Reno/Tahoe High Fives vs. Intuit

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Reno ReTRAC

Livin’ Life on Wheels: Improving the quality of life for disabled individuals and their families through education, support , and guidance.

Their adaptive rugby team, High Fives will be playing against the Intuit team.

Jared Mitchell

Jared Mitchell

Smooth pop and vibe-y Americana

Time: 3:30pm
Location: The Plaza at Harrah’s

Musician, recording artist and Reed high graduate, Jared Mitchell, will take stage at 3:30 at Harrah’s plaza with his “infectious blend of smooth pop and vibe-y Americana.” Jared, who started singing as a toddler, comes from a musical family. His father plays music and sings in the church choir and Jared – the proverbial middle child – grew up singing with his brothers in school. He started playing piano at five and took up guitar at 15. He began writing songs as a high school freshman and hasn’t stopped since.


Fairy Tale Ballet

Fairy Tale Ballet

Time: 2:45pm
Location: Reno ReTRAC

Fairytale Ballet Reno is happy to offer our Storybook classes for girls with disabilities ages 3-10. These modified ballet classes allow girls with all levels of mobility to enjoy movement, music, and friendship with the assistance of a parent or caregiver nearby. Classes are 30 minutes in length and will be held on select Saturdays this fall. There is no cost to participate. Contact Katherine for more information 544-5878. Please join us for a demonstration class at 2:45 at the Disability Awareness Fair.


 Superstar Dance Team

Superstar Dance Team

Time: 1:45pm
Location: Reno ReTRAC

Note-Able Music Therapy Services dance troop, the Super Star Dance Team will be performing a few numbers to get the audience moving.


Wheelchair Rugby Scrimmage

Wheelchair Rugby Scrimmage

Reno/Tahoe High Fives vs. Intuit

Time: 12pm
Location: Reno ReTRAC


Disability Resource Fair

Time: 12pm – 5pm
Location: Reno ReTRAC

Vendors and non-profits from throughout Northern Nevada will be set up on the Reno ReTRAC between noon and 5pm. Come check out some of the Disability Awareness Festival supporters!

Vendors:

  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Autism Coalition of Nevada
  • Autism Treatment Assistance Program
  • Best Buddies of Nevada
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital
  • Center for Adaptive Riding
  • City of Reno, Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Disability Awareness Coalition
  • Easter Seals Nevada
  • Fairytale Ballet
  • Family Ties of Nevada
  • Interim Healthcare
  • National Federation for the Blind
  • Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project
  • NGCDD
  • Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living
  • Note-Ables
  • Oral Health Nevada, Inc.
  • PF of Nevada
  • Sierra Regional Center
  • Sierra Nevada Transportation Coalition
  • Silver State Fair Housing Council
  • 509 Creative

Ride, Roll & Cane

Ride, Roll & Cane

An open ride, roll & cane walk to 4th St. and back

Time: 11:15
Location: Reno Arch

Come out to the first annual Ride, Roll, and Cane for Disability Awareness October 3, at 10:30. This historic journey will start in front of the Reno Arch and proceed North up two blocks of Virginia Street and return to end in front of the Whitney Peak Hotel. You don’t want to miss being part of history that will bring awareness to disability causes as well as pedestrian safety.


Climbing at Basecamp

Climbing at Basecamp

Time: All Day
Location: Basecamp at Whitney Peak

Throughout the day, Whitney Peak’s Basecamp indoor climbing wall will have climbing available for a discounted rate: $5 for youth & $10 for adults.


EVENT SPONSORS

CONTACT THE DAC

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DISABILITY AWARENESS COALITION OF NORTHERN NEVADA

Formed in 2004, the Disability Awareness Coalition (DAC) of northern Nevada is a consortium of institutes and agencies that promote the contributions and impact of people with diverse abilities and background. The mission of the DAC is to increase awareness and sensitivity of person’s with disabilities, provide information and resources as well as celebrate the skills, talents and abilities of persons with disabilities in the northern Nevada area. Our small, but hard-working, committee volunteers their time, energy and expertise to making the region more accessible to people of all abilities by raising awareness at our annual event as part of National Disability Awareness Month in October.