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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

our Learning Journey in Maori Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Ko koe, ko au, ko tāua, ko tātou katoa kia mahi tahi

You, me, we, us, together we make a community…



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Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 2, 2013 at 1:36am — No Comments

Embracing Possibilities

Hello colleagues - here is the latest blog from The Arcadia Institute about Community Brokering Embracing Possibilities

Added by Allison Hammond on June 25, 2013 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Ubuntu Coffee House at TSI on Tuesday July 9 at 5:30

http://www.plantoronto.ca/scheduled-events-display/?event_id=50

Ubuntu Coffeehouse - Documentary Screening and Discussion

Join us for a documentary screening of Dance in the Shadow followed by a group discussion.…

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Added by Susan Beayni on June 17, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Getting ready for summer

Check out our Blog to learn how to help prepare for children with disabilities to be included in camps that are for all children.

Are you ready for summer?

Allison Hammond

Added by Allison Hammond on May 31, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Parent groups who are investigating living on my own

Hi All

I am looking to connect with various parent groups that are trying to figure out a way to have our children with intellectual disabilities have a home of their own. We are looking to connect all groups in Ontario and start a provincial network. Linked together we are a stronger voice. Please contact me at sralternatives.weebly.com under contact us.

I look forward to hearing from you. Bonnie Heath

 

Added by Bonnie Heath on April 17, 2013 at 9:49pm — No Comments

With deep sadness - Ray Cohan - founder and Editor of Abilities Magazine - and so much more...

Oct. 18, 1948 - March 22, 2013

With deep sadness, Lynda and I are part of the team informing Ray's thousands of network collaborators, that last night after a lengthy illness, Ray's body, very suddenly this week, collapsed.  He passed from pain to peace at 11:30 last…

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Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 23, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

We Were Children - the story of Residential Schools in Canada

A brilliant film that peels the hidden and grotesque truth of how our 'dominant' culture attempted genocide on Aboriginal Canadians - and failed.  Two survivor stories are told with grace and clarity.  A must watch.

http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2012/10/02/we-were-children/

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 19, 2013 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

"Storytellers are the enemies of all champions of control," Chinua Achebe

"Storytellers are the enemies of all champions of control,"

                         Chinua Achebe

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 9, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Katie Byron on Racism and Prejudice - About Changing Your Narrative - and your life...

Katie Byron on Racism and Prejudice

http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html

powerful exploration/demonstration of the power of the stories we tell ourselves - and the capacity to change our narrative - and our futures...

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 9, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

The WORLD PEACE Game... John Hunter - letting Children CREATE viable futures...

http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html

WELL worth your 20 minutes.... Brilliant teaching, innovation, facilitation - creation!!

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 9, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Future of Learning - not schooling... TED talk Prize winner!!!

education innovator Dr. Sugata Mitra.  It's his acceptance speech for this year's TED Prize.
http://metacool.typepad.com/metacool/2013/03/sugata-mitra-experience-the-world.html

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 9, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Future Leadership in Africa... emerging in a spectacular explosion of talent and energy

Take 2 minutes - and see the future emerging...

http://youtu.be/psoPDvo0GMM

Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 9, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

TTC fare reduction

http://chn.ge/YLKd3p

Please go to the link and sign the petition to reduce TTC fares for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Added by Bonnie Heath on March 7, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

33rd Annual Covered Dish for Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy

We hope you'll mark your calendar and join us for our 35th Annual Covered Dish Supper and Celebration in Savannah coming up on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 - 8:30 at the Savannah Station... here is a video that will give you taste of the event!    A remarkable event - you could go... OR... start organizing wherever you are... you could start in your kitchen.. and grow.. invite a couple of people to share - and get started!!…

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Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 3, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments

A rose

A rose 

A red red rose 

So soft

A red red rose

So bright that shines like a star

Make a wish.

A red red rose so gentle from the heart.

A red red rose 

That darkens

An warms the heart so gentle 

A red red rose

A beauty of a rose

Oh so sweet of my heart

Added by Barb Fowke on February 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Janine Shepherd: A Broken Body isn't a Broken Person - Ted Talk - worth your 18 minutes

Janine Shepherd was an Australian Olympic bike racer - hit by a van - and had to rebuild her life.  She did - she has.  Brilliant reframing of the opportunities of a life well lived.

http://www.ted.com/talks/janine_shepherd_a_broken_body_isn_t_a_broken_person.html

Added by Jack Pearpoint on February 9, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments

the unseen forces of inequality

What determines who is normal and who is not?

How do we as a society determine that this person or that person deviates from “the norm”?

And how does this inevitable “deviation” from the norm end up having value assigned to it by society?

For example, if a person is highly coordinated and can run fast, this is a deviation from the norm. And if this person is able to use…

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Added by Ron Irvine on January 15, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Idle No More - video link - on Al-Jazeera

The struggle for fundamental human rights continues.

An excellent overview from Al-Jazeera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL28UxmWhtE

Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 4, 2013 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

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