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Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insists there’s no way to stop an automatic reduction to the allowance, especially given Illinois’ finances. 482 more words

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My Son; My Life

I have thought about how I want to approach telling the story of my son’s life. He is now 22, will be 23 in January 2016. 810 more words

Autism

Moving Out

Hello Alll! It’s my first post!!
Today, I went with my mom to look at Waived Houses (essentially Group Homes) for my brother, Kyle.

Kyle is my younger brother, he turned 27 this year. 295 more words

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McKinney

The recent events and publicization of police brutality towards Black people is nothing new, but the reaction and protesting is. Before, we used to just shrug and say, “Well, isn’t that sad? 198 more words

How To Request a Move

So, you hate where you’re living?
Deslisle, Bonnie’s on the Danforth, Withrow House? Manse…Kingston Road?

I know. It sucks at all those places and more. You are hungry at 3pm but there won’t be food served strictly until 5pm. 500 more words

An Ode To K, Wherever You Are.

 

There once was a girl that I knew so well. She was caught up in the mental health system. No one ever really knew her struggles, they were shared with very few. 718 more words

Compassion

Living the life she chose

“”Looking back on our lives, it seems we have come so far. Those limited expectations I had when Kirstin was born are long gone. Now I see a world not with limitations but only with possibilities and challenges for the future.” 617 more words

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