For the Children of Newtown

  On December 14, 2012 Newtown, CT was transformed into a place of real violence and blood and mayhem. It was on this day at the Newtown elementary school where 20 children died and six adults lost their lives trying to protect them. I could not comprehend what had happened....

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THE COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM: A UNIQUE CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LEADER AND HOST NOT-FOR-PROFIT- By Mel Tanzman Executive Director

The Staff and Board at WDOMI just completed a fabulous four month cross-cultural experience with a international disability leader from Uganda. Alex Lawoko, who is deaf, shared with us his vision for empowering people with disabilities in Uganda by training them for self-employment and giving them small Capital investments to...

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GOOD NEWS FOR RECIPIENTS OF MEDICARE: THE FEDS ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE THERAPY FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC DISABILITIES

By Mel Tanzman, Executive Director Have you or a loved one ever received home skilled services or outpatient Therapy under Medicare only to have services terminated because you have, according to your provider, reached your maximum rehabilitation potential? Well if this has happened to you a recently settled law suit...

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In Tribute to Trayvon Martin

I watched as did most reasonable Americans in complete horrendous disbelief as the reports of the death of a 17 year old African- American young man or shall I say more pointedly most reasonable white suburban Americans were shocked  ; while most  African- American males probably said “business as usual. ...

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Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

This is a blog entry that appeared in: T.K. Small, Attorney & Disability Rights Advocate My legal practice is in the area of promoting the civil rights of people with disabilities.  As such, I pay very close attention to public policy and practically everything related to politics. Both personally and...

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