This blog is my diary of true events, observations, and resources that have helped me grow as a mother who has a daughter with developmental patterns unlike other children. She is unique, like all children, in her own way. She is happy.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
IT'S TIME TO MAKE SOME NOISE! BE HEARD!
Disability Rights Ohio and our advocacy partners recently began talks with state officials to address concerns about widespread segregation in Ohio’s developmental disabilities system. It is our hope that these talks will produce a plan to provide additional opportunities and true choice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their own communities.
People with developmental disabilities and their families face many challenges as they seek services that provide a safe, fulfilling life for themselves and their loved ones. Some individuals would like to live and work in the community with the proper supports but face roadblocks. Others are happy where they are and worry about changes that might take them out of an enviroment that feels secure. During the month of October, Disability Rights Ohio and The Arc of Ohio will be traveling the state, hoping to hear about these concerns at seven regional forums. We invite individuals with disabilities and their loved ones to attend these meetings. Your input is essential as we move forward to change this system.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Centerville Library 111 Spring Valley RoadCenterville, OH
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Stark County District Library Jackson Township Branch 7487 Fulton Dr. NW Massillon, OH 44646
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Branch 6996 Powers Blvd. Parma, OH