In collaboration with Guam Legal Services Corporation – Disability Law Center (GLSC), Guam CEDDERS resumed filming of “Ta Fan Acomprendi: Communicating with People with Disabilities.” Ta Fan Acomprendi was originally completed in October 2015, but after receiving positive feedback from the Guam CEDDERS Advisory Council, the decision was made to expand three scenes. With assistance from PBS Guam, Tip 7 was filmed on June 8 at Ron’s Diner, Mangilao featuring Moses Puas, Self-Advocate, and Christina Cabrera, Ron’s Diner Representative. Tips 5 and 8 were filmed on July 1 at GSAT House 19, featuring Marlon Molinos, Self-Advocate; Carol Cabiles, Guam Legal Services Corporation; and Bernadette Shisler, Jenika Ballesta, Coleen Dela Cruz, Leah Abelon, and Sherry Guerrero, Guam CEDDERS. Ta Fan Acomprendi is expected to be completed by the end of July, and will be used in future trainings to educate the local population on communicating with an individual with a disability.
The 2016 Power of Play is an annual event hosted by various early childhood agencies. The idea of this interactive parent conference is to promote the importance of playtime between a parent and child, and the effect it has on a child’s development. This year’s Power of Play was held in three separate locations: Gill Baza/Zero Down on June 16, Toto Gardens on June 23, and Pagåchao on June 30.