All posts by Marcia Tewell

“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

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