Recent activity in the courts and on Ds social media has focused on the issue of doing away with sheltered workshops. I'd like us, as a community, to come up with a statement that says what we think and how we feel. Here are my initial thoughts. Please feel free to critique and add yours to them. We hope to have a comprehensive statement on the issue for next month when we focus on jobs as the topic of the month.
tOPIC OF THE mONTH
In the News
One of my roles here on The Road is to scour the news for stories that are relevant to our community. I usually share them via “ScoopIt” and post them to our RebelMouse site. Once in a while I’ll be particularly interested in a story and elaborate on it either on FaceBook or here, on my blog page.
Two recent articles about lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of people with developmental disabilities caught my attention.
Josh Gets it
Don't underestimate him!
Since we're busy with the A to Z Blogging Challenge - Don't miss the alphabet of Joshism pictures this month on my regular blog (which has moved in case you weren't aware) and full month of stories and guest posts here on The Road - I thought I'd share today's Joshism here.
One of my favorite things to do is to "eavesdrop" on the conversations that Josh has with himself, his "boys" (the stuffed animals he surrounds himself with) or the television. As an only child, he's had develop his own ways of entertaining himself, and he's a pro at it by now.
Every now and then I'll realize that I've heard him say the same thing before. There's one phrase that he keeps repeating on a regular basis "it's a BABY talking!" It made me wonder what the heck was going on so I decided to look into it. Turns out, he's talking to a commercial.
He reminds me that you NEVER know what he understands and processes. You just have to take the time to listen - (or eavesdrop) - to find out.
I'm Stephanie - Mom to Josh!