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A Year of Growth


A year ago, Mac got his very own wheelchair. He was so tiny then, only 22 lb. and not strong enough to propel himself for a full day of wheeling. 246 more words


Understanding Mental Retardation: A Resource For Parents, Caregivers, and Counselors Book Review

     Understanding Mental Retardation: A Resource For Parents, Caregivers, and Counselors written by Patricia Ainsworth in 2004 is a description of problems people with an intellectual disability (ID) go through in each stage of their life from infancy to elderly. 319 more words

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Six Myths About Autism

I haven’t written about autism in a long while. It is mostly because I have been busy writing other things, such as posts chronicling my eating disorder recovery journey and posts inspired by writing promts. 923 more words


Interview With a Caregiver for the Intellectually Disabled

Interview with a Caregiver for the Intellectually Disabled

By: Candace Jankowski                  September 7, 2014

Candace: What is your opinion on person’s with intellectual disabilities on dating? 489 more words

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Dating in the Intellectually Disabled Community

Have you ever seen an intellectually disabled couple out in the community? If you have, you have seen one of very few. Relationships are frowned upon by parents, family members, and even administrators of group homes related to intellectually disabled persons. 665 more words

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A Snapshot of Exclusion

Excerpted from research conducted by the Canadian Association for Community Living, here are some statistics about the realities of inclusion.

Income, Employment  and Security

  • The employment rate for working-age adults with a disability is only one third of the employment rate for people without a disability (25.5 compared to 75.5)
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