Monthly Archives: December 2013

What I Have Learned

Mike HooverI THINK I NEED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE THINGS I GET TO BE PART OF BECAUSE I LEARNED ABOUT ADVOCACY. I HAD THE CHANCE TO BE IN THE PARTNERS IN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RIGHT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL. I LEARNED ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE, ALL PEOPLE, AND HOW RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES COULD BE TAKEN AWAY. I LEARNED FROM LEADERS LIKE ED ROBERTS AND JEFF STRULLY THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDING UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. click here to read more

Re-Thinking Rehab

The leaves fluttered on the trees that bright autumn morning in October, just as the winds of change blew through the annual DD Council Retreat. The DD Council members arrived at the offices of the Arapahoe/Douglas County ARC ready to focus on the future of the DD Council and the future of rehabilitation.

As people gathered around the coffee and bagels and readied themselves for the two-day strategic planning session facilitated by David Hasbury, national consultant and facilitator, questions floated among those in the community room.

David’s provocative question to click here to read more

Accommodations, For Better or Worse

The creation of accommodations for people with disabilities is full of a wide range of possibilities, depending on the creativity of the team as well as that of the individual involved or the agency or corporation that creates accommodations for the general public.  The following are examples of what happens when either creativity or logic have evaded the creator.  Please send in more examples!

An unnamed fast food restaurant, after being sued for hot coffee in the lap, created a coffee lid with Braille on it that read, “Hot, do click here to read more