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Best of the Holiday Season 2016-2017

Wishing all our friends, families, and colleagues the best in 2016-2017!  

During the holiday season and always wishing for peace on earth, inclusion and acceptance of our differences, and futures that are even more than we can envision or hope for in 2016 and beyond. In the US, the federal leadership administration will be transitioning from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on December 10, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Judith Snow: Community and Disability Pioneer

We express our deepest sorrow over the early loss of Judith Snow, a pioneer in community living not only in Canada, but in Europe, through TASH International, and the USA. Thank you Judith for sharing your gifts and your life with us!

Julie Ann Racino

Added by Julie Ann Racino on June 15, 2016 at 1:34pm — No Comments

A Note on Eastern Europe, Human Rights and the Situation in the Ukraine

To Inclusion Members:

      As many of you know, I visited the former Czechoslovakia with my colleague David Towell, then of the King's Fund College and National Development Team of the United Kingdom. A report on reflections on that visit is currently on http://squareup.com/market/community-and-policy-studies

    In addition, the situation in the Ukraine is critical, and in even my local…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on June 2, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

American Society for Public Administration 2016 Annual Conference

        American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington from March 17-22, 2016 at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center.

        The Fred Riggs International Symposium will be hosted on Friday, March 18 followed by a Welcome Reception with new President-Elect Susan Gooden of Virginia Commonwealth University.

        The…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on March 9, 2016 at 11:23pm — No Comments

ABCD

Since last year I have been actively engaged in sharing with other people what I learned from the Toronto Summer Institute about community engagement and development

Added by Oyo Fummilayo on May 12, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US, International Inclusion Network Author and Editor

CRC Press was delighted to release from its offices in New York, New York, London, Great Britain, and Boca Raton, Florida, the first print run of Public Administration and Disability: Community Services Administration in the US (Racino, 2014) at http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466579811

Delayed a year in release, the newly copyrighted works, reflect the current…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on January 6, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Memorial Service for Steven J. Taylor, Director of the Center on Human Policy

My heartfelt condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Steve Taylor who dedicated his life to making a difference in the world and doing the right thing. The Center on Human Policy announced a Memorial Service for Steven J.Taylor to be held 4 pm on January 16, 2015 at Hendrick's Chapel at Syracuse University. Rsvp to the chp@syr.edu with Cyndy Colavita and Rachael Zubal in the front office. Donations can be made to the Legacy Fund for Disability Studies and Human…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on December 10, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The 7 Tactics of Hidden Persuaders by Cormac Russell

In 1957, The Hidden Persuaders was published. It quickly gained national attention and launched Vance Packard's (the author) career.

The Hidden Persuaders lays bare the use of consumer motivational research and other psychological techniques,…

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Added by Laura Byng on October 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Black Swans, White Swans, and Ugly Ducklings by Cormac Russell

The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of…

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Added by Laura Byng on October 12, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

7 Habits of Institutional Radicals by Cormac Russell

In last week’s post I shared some thoughts on the habits of non-credentialed connectors. This week I want to explore the 7 habits of highly effective institutional radicals.

Between ’90 and the summer of ’92 I trained to be a Roman Catholic…

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Added by Laura Byng on October 5, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Every Mohawk is a Horseback Rider

On this first day of school I am reminded of a great story by Jack Yates that was originally published in the Whole Community Catalogue. I found it online in an SRV journal article.  Here is the link.  

http://www.socialrolevalorization.com/articles/journal/1996/srv-vrs-journal-1996-2-part-05.pdf

Added by Dawn Roper on September 2, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

The Importance of Leadership Development in Shifting to a Culture of Gentleness

“Sustainable Culture Shift and Organization Change begin with personal growth and transformation” by Alan Sloan. This is the name of the 11 hour module that I attended at the 2012 Toronto Summer Institute on Inclusion with prominent world thinkers and…

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Added by Ron Irvine on June 6, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Common Threads Reflections

Reflections on Common Threads

APPROACHES & CONTEXTS FOR PLANNING EVERYDAY LIVES

A conference sponsored by The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network in partnership with

The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario

To Download the Reflections:  …

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Added by Jack Pearpoint on May 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Creating Habits of Community

“God comes to us in the midst of human need, and the most pressing needs of our time demand community in response. How can I participate in a fairer distribution of resources unless I live in a community, which makes it possible to consume less? How can I learn accountability unless I live in a community where my acts and their consequences are visible to all? How can I learn to share power unless I live in a community where hierarchy is unnatural? How can I take the risks which right action…

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Added by Ron Irvine on March 20, 2014 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

Listening for Unheard Voices

In my work with people with disabilities over the past 34 years, it took me about 30 years to realize the extent to which the dominant society has silenced the voices of the dominated, i.e. the oppressed.

When I say “listening for”, I mean something very different than simply “listening to”. Listening to someone means that they are audibly talking to me and that I…

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Added by Ron Irvine on March 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Power of the Human Spirit

Presuming competence …

… an antedote for marginalization.

… an ally of equality.

… a tool of peace.

When you believe in a person, you awaken the power of the human spirit. Your belief, when clearly expressed, synchronizes with the desires and dreams of the person, and results…

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Added by Ron Irvine on March 20, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Off the Fence - Disability Advocacy

I wrote a book about my experiences with the daughters. It includes all my articles and more information.

http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000659246/Off-the-Fence.aspx

Added by Pat Linkhorn on February 17, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Featured Author's CRC Press Site Released on January 27, 2014

CRC Press featured Julie Ann Racino and Public administration and

disability:  Community services administration in the US (Racino, in…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on January 27, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Best Argument Against Autism Speaks: A Special Educator's Perspective

I typically do not like to write about things I am against. 

But when an organization like Autism Speaks continually misses opportunities to do the right thing and listen to the people…

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Added by Tim Villegas on November 17, 2013 at 11:12pm — No Comments

New 2013 PA (Public Administration) Times Articles

From facilities to homes: On the rise of individual funding and consumer-controlled funding

This article is the first of three published in September on Community and Disability in the e-newsletter of the American Society for Public Administration. Discussion questions are found on my blogspot for Community and Policy Studies and full reference lists on my…

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Added by Julie Ann Racino on October 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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