What is Charity and Love?

photo credit: djwhelan Every day we read about good people planning charity events for people with disabilities. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Wait! You are wondering how I can be an advocate for people with disabilities and not just jump up and down when...

Unequal Justice | Bob Perske

In Bob Perske’s memory, I’m posting some of my favorite posts about him. On January 7, 2011, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. issued a “posthumous pardon” to Arridy, one of the five wrongly executed people with intellectual disabilities. BOB...

Better than Church

Playing for Change What I loved about this video is that musicians from all over the world are playing the same song. Giving the same message. Gritty to sophisticated, washboards to violins–it’s the same song and message. Kind of like all the people who...

Wretches & Jabberers Review| A Jab to the Heart

I’ve been getting questions about Facilitated Communication. In the book Far From the Tree, the author Andrew Solomon interviews Ben Lehr who uses FC. Sue Lehr, of course, is one of the pioneers who works at Syracuse University and is a role model to us all. So,...

Government| Capital Insider for 3-14-11

photo credit: Leonard Chien WE THE PEOPLE…. Each week the Arc (formerly, the Association for Retarded Citizens) reports on what is happening in Washington, DC. The Arc monitors the public policy and legistlative process so that it may advocate for people with...