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.
Self determination is the process by which one controls his or her own life. Most would agree it is important but does that mean we know how make it a reality for ALL individuals with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs?
Person centered planning is not a system or policy but rather a way of thinking. It asks that we momentarily put aside what is currently offered and focus on what is important to an individual with special needs before thinking about what is important for them to fit in the existing system.