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March

Observances:
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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Alabama Transition Conference XXV
Auburn University

Mar. 2, 3 and 4
Time varies each day
Marriot Grand National: 3700 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Opelika 36801

Building brighter futures with the children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their parents—this is our mission. The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute devotes and engages all its resources towards the improvement of transition practices, programs, and policies that help individuals with disabilities establish and delineate their individual paths leading to fulfillment of their own goals. ATLI works closely with administrators and professionals in education, rehabilitation, and mental health, and other related agencies to provide intensive coordinated services as well as leadership in the areas of instruction, outreach, and research. Our youth advocacy projects offer young people in transition and their parents opportunities to explore leadership, independence, and community. ATLI facilitates transitions throughout the lifespan by providing continuous improvement resources to systems, practitioners, and local programs.

Event Website

For more information, please contact:
334-844-5927

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
University of Alabama, Gadsden Campus: 121 North 1st Street, Gadsden 35901
Community Room - Suite E

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $50
Find another Course

For more information, please contact:
256-239-5662 | garrett@garrettcounseling.com

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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Birmingham Parent's Special Needs Expo
Alabama Parent Education Center

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LINC Point: 101 Oslo Circle, Birmingham 35211

What is The Special Needs Expo? It is a free, day-long exhibition where families can learn about products, support groups, recreational activities, healthcare, therapy, and many other services for children and adults with special needs and have a little fun, too.

For more information:
birminghamparent.com/content/special-needs-expo.html

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2015 ASADS Conference
Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Mar. 24, 25, 26 and 27
Time varies each day
Bryant Conference Center: 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35487

We would like to invite you and your organization to join us at our 40th Annual conference for professionals involved in the enforcement, reinvention, identification, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of chemical abuse and dependency.

Each year in the spirit of public service, a committee of addictions specialists, educators and others from related fields spend 12 months planning the Alabama School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. ASADS 2015 promises to provide a quality educational experience that will enhance both professional growth and job performance.

For more information:
asadsonline.com

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

TBA
AltaPointe Training Room: 5741 Southland Drive, Mobile 36693
Community Room - Suite E

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $50
Find another Course

For more information, please contact:
256-239-5662 | tmartin@altapointe.org

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April

Observances:
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Minority Health Awareness Month
9: National Alcohol Screening Day

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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2015 Alabama Institute for Recovery
Office of Consumer Relations

Apr. 20, 21 and 22
Time varies daily
Shocco Springs: 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega 35160

This annual event has become one of the highlights of the year for many consumers in Alabama. Over 800 attendees from around the state gather for three days of education and fellowship. The conference features nationally known speakers and a number of workshops on consumer issues and interests. Social activities include a talent show and dance. Most of the attendees are consumers, and the conference often includes consumers from other states and international attendees.

Call for Presentations, Deadline to Submit: 03/05/15
RESPECT Award Nomination Form, Deadline to Submit: 03/09/15
Alabama Institute for Recovery Registration Form, Deadline for Scholarships: 03/20/15

For more information, please contact:
kay.baker@mh.alabama.gov | michael.autrey@mh.alabama.gov | 1-800-832-0952

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May

Observances:
Mental Health Month
3-9: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
10-16: National Women’s Health Week
10-16: National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
17-23: National Prevention Week

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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June

Observances:
Men’s Health Month
15-21: National Men’s Health Week

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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2015 AL-APSE Conference
Alabama Association for Persons Supporting Employment First

Jun. 17, 18 and 19
Time varies daily
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel: 64 South Water Street, Mobile 36602

Alabama APSE is pleased to announce its 2015 conference and training event, "Lights, Camera, Action- Directing Your Path to Employment", scheduled for June 17 - 19, 2015 in Mobile at the Riverview Plaza Hotel. Other sponsors pending!

Call for Presentation Abstract, Deadline to Submit: 02/28/15
Exhibit and Sponsor Announcement
Registration Online or Print Registration Form
AL-APSE Awards Nomination Form, Deadline to Submit: 05/01/15
Chuck Seehan Scholarship Application, Deadline to Submit: 05/01/15
Dine Barclay Scholarship Application, Deadline to Submit: 04/30/15

For more information, please contact:
byron.white@mh.alabama.gov | 334-353-7713

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July

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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August

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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September

Observances:
National Recovery Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
7-13: National Suicide Prevention Week
10: World Suicide Prevention Day

4

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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October

Observances:
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
4-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week
8: National Depression Screening Day

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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November

Observances:
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
22: International Survivors of Suicide Day

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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