Monthly Archives: January 2012

Spreading the Word

In the age of social media we have a valuable tool that can be used to raise awareness, advocate (for ones self, a cause or a group) and make an impact. In times past if someone was mistreated or felt … Continue reading

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What is your advocacy passion?

Last night was our second take ACTION! class and one of the questions they were left to ponder was: “what is your advocacy passion?” One of the former facilitators often referred to herself as the “reluctant advocate” and in an … Continue reading

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Commuting

Using mass transit, for some, is a “green” activity. Something they do to help the environment and lessen congestion on roads.  Most people get to the station, hop on the train or bus and get to their destination with no … Continue reading

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Games That I Play (part 2)

It’s Friday here in a frosty Decatur, GA.  I sit here thinking about things like advocacy, Independent Living, peer support and how I thoroughly enjoy messing with people.  I’ve posted previously here and on http://www.ILiveWithADisability.com about some of the “games” … Continue reading

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Special Education

Special education.  Thinking on this topic I’m reminded of how my school system treated most students who were “in the special ed program.” For me (back then) special ed was only for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. These students … Continue reading

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taking ACTION!

I’ve got advocacy on the brain lately.  How to do it, who does it and when it should be done.  Lots of ideas floating around and I’m still trying to solidify everything.  I’m co-facilitating the next round of advocacy workshops … Continue reading

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Reluctant Customer Service

It’s not always easy to ask for help, especially when the person you need to help you doesn’t really want to provide assistance.  This past weekend I decided to visit Perimeter Mall; in order to get to the mall I … Continue reading

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Automatic Inclusion

Recently I shared an article about a print ad from Target for kids clothing that a number of children pictured, one of which was a child with Down syndrome.  The great thing about the ad was that Target didn’t come … Continue reading

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Megabus Mega-savings

This past holiday season I decided to try taking the Megabus, a new bus service that recently started running out of Atlanta.  At first, I thought it was a scam because the fares were as low as $1 to places … Continue reading

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Focus Group Regarding Employment

disABILITY LINK will be hosting a focus group organized by “Work Works” from the Institute on Human Development and Disability.  This focus group will focus on the issue of employment and people with disabilities.   This group will take place … Continue reading

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