June 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Self-advocates and family members speak out at BPDD meeting

When the Developmental Disabilities Act (DD Act) was reauthorized in 1970, it established federal funding for each state to establish Developmental Disabilities Councils (DD Councils).  The overall purpose of the DD Councils was updated in subsequent reauthorizations of the DD Act to focus on advocacy as well as capacity building and systemic change that contribute to coordinated, consumer and family-centered and -directed comprehensive systems to provide community services, individualized…

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Added by Rick Wilson on June 4, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Excellent Perspective: Can't Block Clay Matthews

Have you ever heard a teacher, coach or politician say: “If you work hard enough, you can do anything”?

We silently nod, realizing this is not literally true. It’s meant to inspire us to make the most of our abilities, to be the best we can be.

The problem is when someone in a policy-making position actually believes this.

I’m here to tell you that no matter how hard I work, I will never be able to block Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. We are all limited in…

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Added by RFWiA Admin on June 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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