March 2010 Blog Posts (3)

LOV Dane Newsletter from Madison and from Australia Belonging.. Aging in Community DVD

LoV Dane is a community organization in Madison ,Wisconsin started by families their loved ones with disabilities, and their neighbors, growing to involve lots of people from all walks of life working together for a better Madison. Families getting organized, and 'working together on what they can't do alone' is one of the most powerful opportunities for community building for inclusion I think... particularly now when there is such an urgent need amid economic pressures for innovation and a… Continue

Added by Mike Green on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

There have been discussions in the ABCD and Inclusion group about circle practice or community circles. Beyond Welfare in Ames, Lov Dane in Madison, and many many other places around the world use circle practice to build connection, find meaning, and discover new possibilities. I am learning more about this simple profound way from Beyond Welfare and Lov Dane and many others. I love circles and how it changes the way people are together. I want to suggest a wonderful new book "The Circle Way:… Continue

Added by Mike Green on March 28, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Remarkable Man in the Window -

While traveling, Lynda and I are privileged to hear wonderful stories. This one struck us....

A wonderful direct support person moved to a new town a few years ago. In his neighbourhood, there was a man who sat in his front window staring at the the world - without interacting. Everyone noticed him, but no one knew him. Then, fate intervened and there was a nasty robbery across the street. Everyone was upset but there were no clues - until the… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 3, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

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