Information about times, parking, accessibility, and more for the 11 June 2009 training in Eugene, Oregon.

Dear Pre-Registered Participant for Training on Thurs., 11 June 2009:

Welcome!

Thank you for successfully pre-registering for the free, interactive training:

“Building Alliances to Amplify the Voice of Mental Health Clients: Drawing on the Strengths of the Cross-Disability Movement to Empower Mental Health Consumers/Survivors.

*BELOW* are Frequently Asked Questions to help your participation be as effective as possible.

We believe you will find this training rewarding whether you are already involved in this kind of collaboration, or are thinking about recreating this model in your community.

Sincerely,
Bjo Ashwill, Tracey Dumas, David Oaks, Claire Seminara
Opal Network Training Institute Presenters

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHEN IS THE TRAINING?

Thursday, June 11, 2009.

Please arrive early for check-in. Check-in will take place between 12:30 and 1 pm.

The training starts promptly at 1 pm.

Please wear the name tag provided at check-in throughout the training. To help community-building please try to choose a table with people you do not yet know.

The training ends at 5 pm.

You are warmly encouraged to stay afterwards if you wish to informally network with other participants and the presenters.

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WILL THERE BE REFRESHMENTS?

Free light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Lunch will *NOT* be served, so please eat lunch before the training.

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IS THE TRAINING ACCESSIBLE?

The Conference Center and main front entrance are all fully wheelchair accessible.

Sign interpreter service, assistive listening devices or alternative print format (Braille, large print, or electronic) are available with 72 hours notice.

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WHERE IS THE TRAINING?

Downtown Athletic Club (DAC) Conference Center
999 Willamette Street
Eugene Oregon

Directions to DAC can be found on this web page:

http://www.downtownac.com/site_stuff/Map.html

A Google map of DAC can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/google-dac

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HOW DO I PARK?

Covered parking is FREE for conference participants who are driving, with validation of your parking slip.

Drive in to the City of Eugene Overpark entrance near the northwest corner of 10th and Oak.

Take a slip from the machine as you enter. REMEMBER to get your slip validated at the training!

The Eugene Overpark has a wheelchair accessible elevator.

NOTE: While there is a skybridge on “Level 1 West” of the Eugene Overpark that allows pedestrian entry for conference participants into the DAC from the back, this back entry has steps and is NOT wheelchair accessible.

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MAY I BRING A FRIEND WHO IS NOT YET REGISTERED?

Sorry, no. Pre-registration is absolutely required. We expect to reach capacity. Updates about pre-registration and deadline will be posted here:  http://www.mindfreedom.org/opal

We do hope to have other trainings in the future, including other areas of Oregon. Ask if you would like to have a training near you!

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WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL, OR IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

We expect a waiting list, so if you must cancel we ask that you notify us as quickly as possible.

To cancel or for questions about the training, e-mail to office@mindfreedom.org or phone 541-345-9106.

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