I've had the pleasure of attending 2 readings of Waddie Welcome in Kitchener recently thanks to Lori Maloney Young. Both were inspiring, deeply moving events and motivated me to initiate a reading at Planned Lifetime Networks - Waterloo Region's Annual Winter Potluck Dinner, happening tomorrow. I'm looking forward to. Stay tuned for a report on the event and photos ....
Visit their web site and keep the pressure on to free an innocent man: Richard…Continue
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David Martinez, one of the finest lawyers I have ever known, just received a copy of this 15-minute presentation on the case of Joe Arridy, a man with an intellectual disability who just received a posthumous pardon from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. If you have the luxury of a spare quarter hour, you can hear it by clicking on
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I will be sharing the triumphs and challenges of raising our daughter with Down syndrome. These posts will be taken from my blog "The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Girl". My goal in wrting the blog over the last year and a half is to help other families with children with special needs, especially younger children, learn of the magic of having a special child. Following is a success we…Continue
It was at my brother’s Path and Maps gathering that I realized—my learning’s from the past week were only the beginning. It was going through his Path and Map that I recognized how unique and individual this process is. I knew immediately I could share this resource with my families and friends.…Continue
A few months ago, my colleague Al Etmanski at PLAN asked me to contribute a reflection to his New Year's blog. His question was, "What would you like to see more visible in 2011?" I responded and so did 57 of Al's other friends and colleagues. My reflection is below and to see others', go to…Continue
Added by Donna Thomson on January 2, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
Many of you know John McKnight. Others know Peter Block. What you may not know is that they have become fast friends - and collaborators. One wonderful gift from them is their new book - Abundant Communities - and a wonderful web site with many really helpful stories and discussions.
As we approach this new year - this is a place of hope and possibility - so do yourself a favor and have a good look. You will like it.. and you, your neighbors and your community will be better for…Continue