Telling people which words to use is tricky at best, and rude and insensitive at worst. At a very young age we choose the words we… Read more “The Words We Use Draw Lines”
My college years were a period of enormous personal growth for me. Not only was I starting the foundation for what would later become my future career,… Read more “Eggs & Bacon”
You, the reader, should not take this negatively; what I mean is: make your life meaningful, interesting, and even ENVIABLE! A moment from past training often crosses… Read more “Get a Life!”
As our understanding of disabilities, supports and equitable treatment improves, so should vocational opportunities.
We are encouraging passive participation in safety from the men and women who most need to take an active role. As a company that supports people with… Read more “The Support Provider’s Role in Reducing Abuse”
People with developmental disabilities deserve the same rights as adults in society, regardless of ability. Most people don’t have to earn the respect and privilege that comes… Read more “The Privileges of Adult Status”
Everyday courtesies that will overall improve supports. It’s easy to find situations in the community that are unique to people with developmental and or intellectual disabilities. When… Read more “Improving Community Supports”
The worst thing you can do for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability is to not hold them to the same standards we hold ourselves and… Read more “The Community’s Role in Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”
Communication is not about what works best, but what is right. When we define our job in terms of results, we struggle to support the men and… Read more “Right Versus Results in Communication”
The fine line between supporting versus caring in the developmental disabilities field.