“I am not broken, just different”

If you are reading this blog, you may agree with the following from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and safety. No one shall be subject to arbitrary interference with their privacy. Ben has autism. He...
Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride is the idea that people with disabilities should be proud of their disabled identity. People with disabilities are the largest and most diverse minority within the population, representing all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, religions, and...
Independence Day!

Independence Day!

Independence means different things to different people. To know what independence means to a person, we need to ask, listen and repeat. Our system is still learning to partner with people receiving services and resist the urge to tell them what is best for them....