October 2011 Blog Posts (12)

The Pictures We Paint

What are our responsibilities when we paint someone's picture, whether with paint or with words? http://ning.it/v84EJU

Added by Max Neill on October 27, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

On Closing Illinois Institutions - A letter I wrote to a committee "considering" closing state operated developemental centers

October 17, 2011

 

Dear Hearing Committee,

 

On behalf of families in Illinois who are successfully supporting people

with disabilities in their home communities, I ask you and other legislators

to move forward with the closure of both Mabley and Jacksonville

Developmental Centers.   Additionally, I ask that same funding follows these

residents into the community where it is desperately needed for their

success.  Third, there will be a…

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Added by Wendy Partridge on October 27, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Including People with Disabilities Strengthens Communities

Hello Colleagues

Here is an article about The Arcadia Institute Community Participation Initiative that will interest you.

 

http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/including-people-disabilities-strengthens-communities/

Added by Allison Hammond on October 26, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

7 Billion Hearts

The UN announcement that world population will reach 7billion within the next few days has prompted lots of talk about overpopulation. In my blog, I've been thinking about whether people are the problem: http://max-neill.blogspot.com/2011/10/7-billion-hearts.html

 

Added by Max Neill on October 26, 2011 at 3:35am — No Comments

micro 2 ENTERPRISE !!!

Check our newly upgraded social networking site for Micro Enterprise. http://www.micro2e.org/

 

 

Not only is there a facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MicroEnterprise

 

But there is also a business directory for each micro business:…

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Added by Ron Irvine on October 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Living with Open Hands

Living life with open hands is an outward expression

of the inner work of opening the heart, mind, and will.

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This opening up requires open eyes that see…

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Added by Ron Irvine on October 23, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments

gentleness

I wrote this upon my return from the Toronto Summer Institute. Please check it out also in Wordpress: Gentleness

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”.

(St. Francis de Sales)

“‘Love doesn't mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary… Continue

Added by Ron Irvine on October 23, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Including People with Disabilities Strengthens Communities

The Arcadia Institute Community Participation Initiative was featured in an article on Triple Pundit.

You can learn more at The Arcadia Institute

 

Allison.

Added by Allison Hammond on October 23, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

My "Walk for Inclusion" here in Europe

 My adress in Gremany:

Silvio Yu Seiger

Dessauer Str 65

70376 Stuttgart

Germany

 

http://oespro.blogspot.com/

And my Oespro  Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/Oespro?gl=DE

 

Added by Silvio Yu Seiger - on October 21, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

The poet doesn't invent, he listens.

Here's a link to my latest blogpost, thinking about how we listen with people. Let me know what you think.

Added by Max Neill on October 16, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The Power of Stories

Robert McKee says that stories are the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. When Michael Smull visited Central Lancashire, he too talked about the power of '5 minute stories' as an educational tool, encouraging us to reveal how important the issues we are talking about are by relating them to the real experiences of real people.



In my work promoting person centred thinking and planning, I've found that to be a fundamental truth about how to get your message across.… Continue

Added by Max Neill on October 15, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Judith Snow's book, Who's Drawing the Lines?

I just finished reading Judith's new book, Who's Drawing the Lines? Wow, what an impactful story! Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The story covers the first 30 years of Judith's life. I can't wait for book 2. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

Added by Lorna Aberdein on October 12, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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