Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, February 2023

February’s meeting began late, as a result of technical difficulties. For some reason it took 20 minutes to get zoom to recognize that I was clicking on the “sign in” button! As a result, we started 15 minutes late with an important question about the stability of paid parental Caregiving as a permanent feature of Attendant Care services through the …

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, January 2023

On Thursday, January 26th, 2023, the virtual Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, which is comprised of organizations and individuals who are part of the disability community in Indiana and hosted by Advocates Personal Care, gathered for our first meeting of the year. Rather than focus on a few spotlight organizations for the month, we had an open agenda with …

The Path to Walking Spirit

Honored to have my story, and the path that led to Walking Spirit featured on the Give Back Economy Podcast based out of Toronto Canada! (click the link below to listen): Walking Spirit • Give Back Economy (spotify.com)

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, December 2022

The December meeting of the Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, held on Monday, December 19th, featured highlights from the Alzheimer’s Association, Advocates Personal Care, and KidsFirst Adoption. This session also demonstrates an error in accessibility, which has a negative impact on inclusion, due to my own technical inability to activate the captioning. A technical challenge that I will address …

Ableism in the Media – an International Panel Discussion

On the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, 2022, I had the honor and pleasure of “representing” the United States in an international panel discussion about Ableism in the Media! The panel discussion, hosted by the World Disability Advocacy Leadership Group, is part of an ongoing series of webinars intended to raise awareness and provide guidance regarding advocacy …

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, November 2022

The November session of the Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, hosted by Advocates Personal Care. Our goal is to create a regular opportunity for individuals and organizations that work within the community of People with Disabilities and Conditions of Aging throughout central Indiana and beyond to connect, coordinate, and celebrate in an effort to better support the communities we …

Survival Day #17 – Year of Challenge

The 17th anniversary of the day that forever altered the course of my life occurred this past weekend, on Saturday, October 22nd… Time has wrapped around again to the Survival Day being on the same day of the week. It was a Saturday when the accident happened, after a long stretch of workdays, looking forward to a Halloween party and …

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network, September ’22

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, the Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network in central Indiana met for its fourth meeting, hosted by Advocates Personal Care. With 22 attendees, the network continues to grow! The goal of the Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network is for people and organizations in the Disability Community to regularly connect, engage, celebrate, and support each …

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging, August 25th, 2022

On Thursday, August 25th, 2022, Advocates Personal Care hosted the third meeting of the new Disabilities and Conditions of Aging Network. This month our agenda featured an “in-depth” introduction of PrimeLife Enrichment, Inc followed by a speed round of introductions, updates, and organic Question & Answer based conversation. The goal of the Disabilities and Conditions of Aging Network is to …

Disabilities & Conditions of Aging Network – July 2022

On Thursday, July 28th, 2022, Advocates Personal Care hosted the second meeting of the new Disabilities and Conditions of Aging Network. With a loose agenda, topics ranged from education for children with disabilities to managing assets to meet eligibility for support services as conditions of aging present themselves, and several others in between. The goal of the Disabilities and Conditions …