Monthly Archives: June 2012

“You Don’t Understand…”

Whether we are willing to admit it or not, our clients are probably right. The feeling of being misunderstood or that nobody understands (Note that these two are different!) is probably MUCH more common than we’d like to believe. In … Continue reading

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I Want to Live

There is something in the air to tell us summer is near. This is the time of the year when people want to live– to laugh, to love, and to laugh some more. Some will live, others will not. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Low Maintenance

It’s been a year since one of our residents died. She’s not the first and definitely won’t be the last. Every single one of my clients has taught me something special but it’s my brief encounter with this individual that drove home the importance of paying … Continue reading

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Accommodate or Segregate?

We’re putting on a musical about breaking down the wall of segregation in a theater fully-equipped to welcome any patron. We have accessible elevators and ramps, places to “park” wheelchairs, special hearing devices for those who need them. We even … Continue reading

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“Mental Disability”

According to the World Health Organization, disability is a multifaceted concept that encompasses the interplay between personal attributes and environmental factors. Based on the social model, when appropriate modification and support is available, an individual with a different level of … Continue reading

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