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Reimagining Autism: Living Beyond ...

Andrew, my twelve year old son, has big dreams! Although diagnosed with low vision due to albinism at two months and then diagnosed with autism at two years, he plans for his future just like anyone else his age.   873 more words


Reimagining Autism: Partnering With New Dreams

One of the best decisions I made for Andrew and myself was to attend an advocacy and self-advocacy leadership training program through the Tennessee Council of Developmental Disabilities called Partners in Policy Making. 677 more words


Assaulted and Ignored

The late night/early morning of a December 2010 marks one of the most painful, traumatic, humiliating, shameful days in my life, not that I should be ashamed of what happened, but I was made to feel that way by people I should have been able to trust. 2,234 more words

No-Courtesy Seating

So late last night I`m at Bridgeport station, where I board my bus heading to White Rock. A man is the first to board the bus before I board, I take my seat and try to get settled in my seating area with heavy bags in tow. 521 more words

"Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled"

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This July 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the ongoing negotiations between the Corbett administration and the federal government over Corbett’s alternative to medicaid expansion.  45 more words