THE PITFALLS OF THE PARA TRANSIT SYSTEM

BY ACHILLE IOLASCON Systems Advocate, WDOMI The following blog is based on the experiences of a WDOMI staff member who utilizes para-transit. WDOMI as an organization is generally supportive of Westchester’s Para-Transit system that operates in an effective manner. Yet there are still drawbacks to the system, some of which...

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THE NURSE PRACTICES ACT & DISABILITY RIGHTS

By Mel Tanzman, Executive Director On Wednesday March 19, 2014, members of Rochester ADAPT, a national disability rights group fighting for the rights of all people with disabilities to live in the community, initiated an occupation of the offices of the New York State Nurses Association in Albany NY. The...

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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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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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