Friday, April 20, 2012

Carol Neisess talks about the People First experience

Carol Neisess
People First provides an important opportunity for people to make their own decisions about what they want to do and creates a positive image for people with disabilities.

Being a self-advocate means telling my support staff when something is not working right, like transportation.
As self-advocates, we also tell people when their words hurt, such as calling me the “R” word. We do things that everyone else does. I tell people who do not have disabilities, that I am a person with skills, feelings and rights just as they have.

Read the whole column ( - page 7).

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