I am 32 years old, and I live in Louisville with my Family Home Providers, the Smith family. I have been diagnosed as having PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders), ADHD and mild intellectual disability.
Member Lynn Braker: Advocate
Help Those Who Need a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out
As one of the newest members of the HB 144 Commission known as the Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, my eyes have been opened even further and my heart strings stretched beyond measure.
When I was contacted by the Commission for Children with Special Heath Care Needs (CCSHCN) about doing this article, my first thought was, “Seriously, it is the holidays and I don’t have the time to do this.” But after a brief second of thinking, I agreed.
Why? For the people who are exactly where I have been and at times still am… overwhelmed and don’t know what to do or who to contact.
Coordinating Care for Thousands of Kids
When Jackie Richardson interviewed for the Executive Director’s job four years ago for the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Jessamine County Teacher Runs All Abilities Drama Camp
All Abilities Drama Camp, created for youth and adults with and without disabilities, is in the process of planning for its seventh year in existence in Lexington.
Started my career as a teacher of students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders at a state institution in the fall of 1969.
And the most important work that I have ever done, I have done as a teacher – first, of students with significant disabilities, and second, as a teacher of graduate students in education and related fields.
This is what it was like a little more than a decade ago before the formation of Project SAFE, a statewide network of collaborators who provide services for people with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.