How do YOU adapt/handle “change” and “challenges”

Submitted by Claudia Slater                            Director of Development and Public Affairs                                                               During my short journey called “life” I developed a disability early on in the adult stage of life. I have come to accept that every day will be fraught with change(s) and challenge(s) with respect to my disability. In...

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Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP)

Submitted by Rob Cicoria, Consumer Advocate The Medicaid funded Consumer-Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP) began around 1970 in New York City, when disabled people who needed high-level care revolted against being involuntarily being put in nursing homes – – their civil rights to the pursuit of happiness were being infringed...

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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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