Lessons learned and guest clips from the 12 part advocacy series.
What is your advocacy style? Some of us are outspoken and confident while others of us are more timid and slow to react. Often advocacy comes with images of anger and confrontation but what if that is not the way we are wired? Can we still be strong advocates?
Laura Hatcher of The Little Lobbyists gives us a pep talk to encourage and equip us to be voices for the disability community.
How can we best come along side individuals with differing abilities? Are we unknowingly offensive or even oppressive? A self advocate tells us.
When in need of diapering, individuals with disabilities must either be changed on the floor of a public restroom or return home. It’s time for change and the advocacy group Changing Spaces aims to bring that change.
There is a level of complexity surrounding the new HCBS waiver rulings and also discussion around the Fair Labor Standards Act. This is a must listen to conversation if you plan on utilizing government funding options for yourself or a loved one with disabilities.
Advocating for change in policy and procedures to protect individuals with disabilities who are 7x more likely to become victims of abuse.
Individuals with differing abilities have much to contribute and our communities are lacking with out their presence and influence. This is true in faith based communities as well.
A new inclusionary housing development called The Kelsey is focused on creating an environment of mixed ability and mixed income residents. The Kelsey aims to be more than a housing development, they aim to be a social change organization expanding inclusion possibilities for individuals with disabilities.
We see it in the news all the time. Physical and verbal abuse of special needs individuals caught on camera. Should cameras be the first line of defense in keeping those with differing abilities safe? Is it that simple? What does the law allow? Who has access to the recordings?