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Parents Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills: Helping Your Child Toward Self-Determination

>>Narrator: We often hear about the problems young people with disabilities face-physical obstacles, social rejection, academic failure, and medical crises. Yet some people do overcome significant challenges and lead fulfilling lives. There are many skills a person needs to acquire that lead to a happy life. One that is most helpful is that of self-determination. …


Community Living: Housing Options and Advocacy, Recreation, Transportation, Respite

Community Living: Housing Options and Advocacy, Recreation, Transportation, Respite

>>Narrator: As people with disabilities age, they too have a need to lead as independent a life as possible. They, as well as their families, also have the hope that they will lead a life that is productive and integrated into the community. In 1999, two women with disabilities — Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson …

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