When it comes to inclusion…people fall in one of three camps. Either they are totally against it, staunchly for it, or on the fence. It’s the people on the fence that you want to focus your time on.
-Gail Wilkins (friend and mentor)
I love to talk to “fencers” (yeah…I just made that up). The best way to help someone see something from your perspective is to see something from their perspective (even if you disagree with the…Continue
Added by Tim Villegas on August 29, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments
One of my favorite stories to tell is about my very first day on the job. After hours and hours of meticulously getting my classroom ready… every desk, name tag, bulletin board and work station in their right place, the morning finally came. It was going to be magical. I was fresh out of my teacher training for a credential in moderate/severe disabilities and had read all of the autism books, familiarized myself with…Continue
Added by Tim Villegas on August 29, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments
My beloved father passed on in June. An article about his life was recently written in a Toronto newspaper. Through it, my dad continues to teach people what community is all about.
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Added by Susan Beayni on August 29, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
I wanted to share a wonderful experience that I had and wrote about for The Arcadia Institute blog.
Added by Allison Hammond on August 23, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments
DANCE IN THE SHADOW
The continuing story of Rebecca Beayni
Film now available
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Added by Susan Beayni on August 21, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
Sept 15, 2012 is coming up fast. For those you are planing on attending and having their son or daughter attend, please RSVP soon so that we will have enough volunteers for the self advocates conference portion. We will be doing a scrapbook on My Home. By using pictures of various types of dwellings, the individual will pick the type of home they want to live in - a large apartment building, small apartment building, a single detached home, townhome etc. Then they will decorate their home -…Continue
Added by Bonnie Heath on August 18, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
This link was sent to me and I thought others here might be interested in having a look too: http://www.multime.com/
Cheers, Sarah Forbes.
Added by Sarah Forbes on August 7, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments
If you are interested in creating positive possible futures, you might want to listen in to two videos that were created at the Toronto Summer Institute 2012 - one entitled "Vogt - 51 People", and a second entitled Star Fire Stories. Both are on this site - and available on youtube.
Vogt - 51 People …Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments