4/17/12 - 03:24 PM by Jeannie Doiron
Wednesdays have been my son's favorite day because we order pizza for dinner. Wednesdays are now my favorite day because the pizza deliveryman treats my son with the respect he deserves.
Read more … Like This, Not Like That
3/23/12 - 10:19 AM by VanShawn Branch
Not in a million years would I have ever thought I would be working with my mother! I just celebrated my one-year anniversary with the Advocacy Center, where my mother, Quincy, has been working in the front office for quite some time. The experience has definitely been one I will always remember.
Read more … There is a first time for everything...
11/8/11 - 01:51 PM by Jeannie Doiron
Do you remember the Twisted Sister music video where the father screams at the son, “What do you want to do with your life?” The son jumps up and says, “I want to rock!” Okay, maybe I’m the only one who remembers. For some people with disabilities, the question isn’t, “What do you want to do with your life?” Instead it’s, “This is what we have for your life.”
Read more … "I Want To Rock!"
9/30/11 - 02:06 PM by Beth DeBlanc
In the summer of 2005, living in a remote village in war-torn Uganda, I sometimes caught a ride in the village's truck to the nearest market in town. On one of these trips, as I and the other villagers proceeded on our journey, we passed a field where a disheveled woman tended her vegetable garden. The thing that stood out most about the woman was that she was gardening in the nude.
Read more … Helping Them To Be Heard
8/16/11 - 07:12 PM by Linda Kocher
Way, way back when my children were very young, there was a spate of carjackings in the uptown area. Not exactly in my neighborhood, which I think of as the Upper Channel, but close enough to make me look around really well before exiting the house or the car. A person is awfully vulnerable with a little girl balanced on her hip and a little boy being held with the free hand. You realize how defenseless you are, in no way capable of fleeing or fighting back. Could anything be worse?
Read more … Positive Note