Category Community

Self Advocacy – A Day in the Life

What do a push, joined hands, and a belly rub have in common? They each represent a different form of power — power over, power with, and power within. For our latest session of Advocating Change Together’s Self-Advocacy course, Kayla, Megan, and I sat in a circle at the Augsburg Library and talked about power. […]

Kenneth Moore is Makin’ It

Kenneth Moore has faced a great deal of adversity in his life, and still does to this day living with an array of physical and psychological challenges. Despite the challenges he has faced, Kenneth has become a proud husband and father to his newly born son Blake. On top of these accomplishments he is also […]

Ari Ne'eman expresses his views: Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is.

We Can Do Better…

An editorial by Jolene Thibedeau Boyd, Director of Employment & Community Supports Fair warning: If you care about the debate currently brewing related to sheltered workshops (aka center-based work floors, work centers, etc.), this blog contains my opinions, which may be considered troubling (or possibly controversial) by some. However, there is no need to let that […]

More Than Just a Meal

Food is both a biological necessity and a social centerpiece; it holds a special kind of power that can create agency and joyful engagement. Twice a week, a group from Community Involvement Programs  has the wonderful opportunity to spend the day cooking. Here’s a look into what we do! First, we work together to choose […]