In November 2013, the Massachusetts “Blueprint for Success” was released. The plan changed day and employment services for our constituents served by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The state moved away from sheltered work and segregated settings to more individualized employment and community-based day … Continue reading
- Because of the lack of dentists who serve adults with disabilities (intellectual, developmental, autism, etc.); we hear stories about
As I look out my window I notice signs of fall. Traffic is slower, sometimes stalled on the way to the office, and our days are getting shorter. But fall is also when much of our work begins anew. Fall may be less than ten … Continue reading
The end of summer coincides with the Labor Day holiday. While Labor Day became a legal holiday in 1894, the first workers parade was held in New York City with 10,000 marchers in 1882.
With a formal title like “Labor Day,” it’s easy to forget … Continue reading
In football, the running game may be slow but it’s nearly always the key ingredient to any winning strategy. In talking about Running Back LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said he liked the fact that Blount has the “ability to make the … Continue reading
As I watched the movie Hidden Figures, I was once again struck by the depth of discrimination facing African-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. So what does this movie have to do with disability? The most obvious connection is the experience of segregation and … Continue reading