“With assessment and appropriate interventions, the use of assistive products can be not only enabling and empowering, but also transformative in facilitating new life skills and opportunities for people with ID.” – Boot, et. al. Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: Technology
Advocacy aimed at public policy initiatives have broad, long-term goals. “People with disabilities want to live, learn, work, pay taxes, and be productive and fully included in their communities.” Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Public Policy
One of life’s milestones, something we all see as a normal life goal, is sometimes just out of reach for some of our adult children with Down syndrome. Marriage represents opportunities for advocacy in two different areas: the personal and the public. Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Marriage
We hope you’ve enjoyed our series on employment for people who have Down syndrome! For our final post, we bring you some encouraging stories and zestful employment data that we hope will encourage those looking to support a loved one who’s looking for a job.
One of the most innovative job training programs is happening in Indiana!
One of the biggest debates in our community focuses on what we call “sheltered workshops.” Today we’ll talk about the pro’s and con’s and what the future may look like.
What is vocational rehabilitation and why is it important to adults with Down syndrome?
Today’s film is a difficult watch. It touches on an aspect of our past and present that we don’t talk about much – what happens when elderly parent caregivers get sick and there is no plan in place for their adult children.
If you’ve been watching Born This Way on A&E you’ve no doubt seen where some of the cast members study their craft and pursue their dreams of becoming performers. Today we’re going to take a look at that unique service provider / dream maker – Performing Arts Studio West. (PASW on Facebook) Continue reading Behind The Scenes Tuesday – Performing Arts Studio West
There is no shortage of opportunities for us to help create change in our world today. We all have our reasons for why we choose to support (or not) a particular issue. When it comes to advocacy, we are usually motivated by causes we identify with. If we can picture ourselves or our loved ones being affected by a certain problem, we’re more likely to invest our own time and energy to fix it. What about the issues that we don’t allow ourselves to connect with? Who fights to fix the problems most of us just don’t want to acknowledge?