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Making it Sustainable

Friends Forever! The following article, Making it Sustainable by allienordman, was featured on the Cincibility blog (www.cincibility.wordpress.com).  Cincibility is a community of writers who care about inclusion in Cinicinnati, USA.  Check it out for its thoughtful, relevant and often provocative articles.  The piece that follows really brings to light something that is so important about friends […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth

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Citizenship: We Belong

When reflecting on citizenship, as a parent of children with disabilities, I feel bewildered. I’m struck immediately with a dissonance of meanings. Shall I write about what citizenship is supposed to be, or shall I write about how it is yet another term that serves to exclude my daughter, whose body can’t quite fit the […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Youth

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What This Love is For

Fernando is a drummer. He is also a dad who has a teenage son with autism. Having a child with autism can be a very lonely and isolating experience. There is a lack of understanding from others and parents often feel as though they are being judged by everyone around them. Even though the struggles […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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Match Celebration

On Wednesday, September 25 we had our first annual Match Celebration. We honoured workers and the individuals they support that have been matched for 5 years or more. We had 154 workers that were invited to be honoured. Fifty-four workers attended and we had just fewer than 100 people in total. We had a wonderful […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Direct Support People

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Celebrating Wellness

It was fall of 2012 when I met Theresa for the first time. I was told that I was going to see a cheerful person who loves going outdoors. Yes, that was true. Theresa loved to go to different places. But I soon discovered that she would get bored quickly and would often get tired […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Direct Support People