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12

Mar'12

Let Me Get This Straight. You Don’t Want the Institution to Close Because You’ll Lose YOUR JOB?

Controversy continues regarding efforts around the country to close large state-run institutions for people with developmental disabilities. Many of these …

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08

Feb'12

A Bellwether? Oregon Sued for Reliance on Sheltered Workshops

Last month, UCP Oregon/SW Washington, with the help of Disability Rights Oregon, filed a class action lawsuit challenging Oregon’s failure …

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10

Jan'12

Job Customization and the Babbage Principle: It’s Nothing New

Charles Babbage was an inventor who in the mid-1800s first came up with the idea of a programmable computer. His …

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13

Dec'11

A Candid Conversation on Disability Issues

Recently, for a podcast sponsored by Griffin-Hammis Associates, Cary Griffin and I had a discussion about many facets of our …

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27

Nov'11

The 80-20 Rule and A Call to Freeze Referrals to Sheltered Work

The Pareto Principle is a well known economic theory that can be applied to a lot of situations. It goes …

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20

Oct'11

Discarding An Old Narrative: Shine a Light on Indignity

Some 30 years ago, some new and innovative approaches were developed to help people with disabilities lead better lives. They …

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22

Sep'11

Engineered Employment: An Inadequate Solution for Adult Joblessness and Student Transition

Dale, come see our great recycling program! Check out our cleaning crew! We run a bakery that our special ed …

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13

Sep'11

What do People with Disabilities Want for Employment Services?

The statements below are from a white paper produced from a March, 2011 Summit by leaders from the Autistic Self …

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25

Aug'11

Pennies for Pay Must End

Recently, the Green Bay Press Gazette featured an article that reviewed the ongoing debate over the use of subminimum wages …

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03

Jul'11

On Simulated Communities for People with Disabilities: From Agency Businesses to Gated Disability Neighborhoods

Ah, vacation. I am sitting on a porch in a house in the Great Smoky Mountains, altitude about 4,000 feet, …

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