sexual assault awareness

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – I Ask

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the US and the theme for 2019 is ‘I Ask’. This year’s theme is all about consent…why it’s important to ask for someone’s consent, how to ask for consent and respecting if someone says “No”. What Is Consent? Consent is basically asking for someone’s permission to do something …

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Advocacy

Disability Day of Mourning – March 1

MURDER – The crime of intentionally killing a person (Cambridge Dictionary). The International Disability Day of Mourning (DDoM) is recognized worldwide every year on March 1st. People across the globe join to remember persons with disabilities who were murdered by their parents/caregivers/family members. Yep…you read right…murdered…and apparently this happens often enough that there’s an actual …

employment for adults with down syndrome

Employment for Adults with Down Syndrome – Is There any Hope?

Employment for adults with Down Syndrome (DS) has been and continues to be an uphill battle, especially for those of us who live in countries that are slow to progress in relation to all things affecting persons with special needs. I live in what is categorized as a third world country and I can tell …