Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Jedi

Corey-MineoNaturally, living with a disability and being wheelchair bound causes people to stare at you from time to time. I have become used to this by now in my life. It does not affect me negatively anymore, unless I am extremely tired or grumpy. Other than those times, I could care less if someone stares at me. I actually find it quite entertaining because I continuously make the other person more click here to read more

“Bernie, We Need to Work on Your Tooth Brushing Program”: Life-sharing, Love and Medicaid Funding

There are times when so-called natural supports or just friends seem to make sense over the professional, clinical, or rule bound approach to life. Living circumstances are one of the most common places in which the disconnect between being a client and being a neighbor can be evident.

Bernie and Jeanette were great friends and had been roommates for three years, since Bernie’s liberation from the SONYEA (the State of New York Epilepsy Asylum), known as regional centers in Colorado. Bernie and Jeanette went to movies, took hikes in the click here to read more