Recent blog posts

Disability 101 2.0 Things You Should Know

Occasionally there’s a blog topic I revisit because it is so important, and I want it to stay fresh on everyone’s mind!  One of those topics is disability awareness 101. As the public relations assistant at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, one of my duties is to help-out during New Hire Orientation. I teach a... Read more »
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On Demand Accessible Transportation

Whenever I go to a new city one of my concerns is transportation. For the average able-bodied person, Uber and Lyft gets he or she where they need to go. If you have a disability and depend on a motorized device for assistance, it’s not that easy to assure transportation. I must always do intensive... Read more »
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Bucket List 2020

One of my favorite movies is The Bucket List starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. The movie is about two men with terminal cancer who made a list of things to do so that they could live life more abundantly before dying. Since we’re in the new year, I’ve decided to make my own bucket... Read more »
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It’s a Wrap

As 2019 begins to dwindle into a memory, I want to reflect on what a great year I have had; it was filled with many fun times and exciting opportunities. My year kicked off by celebrating my dog, Tiny aka Moo Moo, first birthday. That’s my big 100-pound girl, so of course, her day was... Read more »
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I Love You Just The Way You Are

As a person with a disability, I can admit, I probably don’t worry about my disability as much as my mom does.  All a mother wants to do is to make sure their child is safe and happy. Often, a parent is so busy trying to “fix” their child with a disability that he or... Read more »
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What Are You Thankful For

Recently I had the pleasure to go around the Goodwill Easterseals Community Campus and interview my co-workers by asking them, what they were thankful for.  I was impressed by their responses and their joyful outlook on life.  It’s been a tough year for the people of the Miami Valley.  We have witnessed many tragic events,... Read more »
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Give The Drummers Some

If you’re a fan of music legend, James Brown, one of his catch phrases from many of his iconic songs is, “Give The Drummer Some”! When he says this, it’s time for the drummer’s solo. And so the story goes…Its time to Give the FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps some Drummer Time! I’m so... Read more »
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Let’s Value Direct Support Professionals

For the past seven years, it’s been my pleasure to teach a class for The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. LEND is a program that provides training to students who are becoming leaders in the field of disabilities. Every year I’m encouraged to present on issues I’m passionate... Read more »
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