Friday, November 17, 2017

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act-- Here is the text to read for yourselves...

Just click here, and you can read it. It doesn't take many paragraphs to see that, although there are a few benefits to the middle class, this law primarily reduces the tax "burden"*** to the wealthy, and transfers that burden to the poor--   especially the disabled poor, who will die without health insurance. I still have an old dusty copy of of the Disney classic "Peter Pan". Perhaps I'll watch it on Thanksgiving, and name this new law: "the Bad Prince John law".

Please click this link to see if you agree or disagree:

https://waysandmeansforms.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bill_text.pdf

God bless America.
***I think that this law reminds our nation's poor elderly, and younger people with disabilities, that those wealthy who are without disabilities see them as a "burden", rather than as our "fellow Americans".

Sunday, October 22, 2017

College and Career Autism Dream

Hi All,

Once again, it's nearly bedtime, and I never got time for a proper blog today. I have big plans to write about the why's, wherefore's and origins of our new support group, "College and Career Autism Dream" (CCAD).

In the meantime, please join our group by "friending" me at Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/377637689332291/

Also, please "like" our Facebook page:

@CCAutismDream

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happening Now! The "Supported Life Institute" October Conference!

Hi there, Californians with disabilities, their family, staff, facilitators, advisors, and visitors to our state!

The Supported Life Institute autumn 2017 conference, "Designing Dreams: Blueprint for a Meaningful Life", is happening Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6 in Sacramento.

Click here to see the brochure:          BROCHURE

Friday, September 15, 2017

 Attention College Students and Professionals With Disabilities!!!!         Join now!    

At long last, those heroes of self-advocacy at "College Students and Professionals with Disabilities", (Sacramento Region), as well as their ever-helpful advisers and friends, have gotten their YouTube 
 plan, as well as their Facebook 
 page "up-n-running!". Congratulations! 

Step 1:           View their stories of college students and professionals sharing their strategies for survival at school and in the workplace at YouTube:

YouTube:       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyYkP-t1xXY3WpQbL5Ju4A

Amanda's Story:          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crzF0YyaWAs 

Step 2:             
Read tips and strategies from other college students and professionals with disabilities at the Facebook page:

 Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegestudentsandprofessionalswithdisabilities/


 Step 3:  Be among the first Self-Advocacy Heroes to join the new "College Students and Professionals, Sacramento Region" Facebook group!

Then, post your own story at the Facebook page. When you tell your story, you help others!

Remember, it takes courage to get out there and try for your dreams when you have a disability. So, congratulations to you! YOU ARE HEROES just for trying!     Keep going...  

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Title II National Day of Action (August 29, 2017)

Quoting National Association of Secondary School Principals, at "Thunderclap":

"In today's education atmosphere, it’s important to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact school leaders, principals, and students. On Tuesday, August 29, join the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), ASCD, Learning Forward, and New Leaders by participating in a National Day of Action to show your support for Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is critical to providing professional development for school leaders. Tweet using #FundTitleIIA."


Read more at:
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/60990-titleii-national-day-of-action

Visit NASSP on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/NASSP
@NASSP



Thursday, July 27, 2017

The May Conference Went Great!-- pics and a video

Hi all,

First, the May conference went great!!!  Afterward, David started filming friends and asking them for their reactions to the conference events. He then put this film onto his brand new You Tube channel, called "Developmentally Disabled People Live Healthy Lives".

You can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzQr0nvTzdlsVAZ3i10FMWg

Secondly, here are some "pics" from the conference:



















Friday, April 21, 2017

Conference of, by and for Disabled Adults May 5-6!

In this new age of "Self Determination", people with autism and other developmental disabilities must learn to defend their own rights, not only rely upon help from non-disabled people. So, please spread the word that the 22nd Annual Western States Developmental Disability Self-Advocacy Conference - an opportunity for intellectually and cognitively disabled adults to share strategies for surviving modern adulthood - will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento on May 5-6 2017!
This event to promote self-advocacy skill-building, information-sharing, and networking of, by and for adults with developmental disabilities will be hosted by the Supported Life Institute, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Sacramento Office, "SEIU CA. Dev. Disabilities Council", Disability Rights California, and the "George F. Kelso Library".
Although the location is Sacramento, California, ALL developmentally disabled self-advocates from the western states of the U.S.A are welcome. Attendees are traveling to this conference all the way from Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona! If you look over the "Sessions" link below, you'll see that this conference will offer sessions that instruct and inform about self-advocacy skills in the community and at work. The speakers are primarily people with autism and other developmental disabilities, with only support staff as facilitators, not as leaders.
Here are the links:
1. Session information:
2. Registration:
(Not all Regional Center clients qualify for their registration fees to be funded by the Regional Center. Please contact your Service Coordinator for information).