The MediSked Blog

In The Driver's Seat: A Great Resource for Self-Direction

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

Every so often you meet someone and you know immediately that they're genuine, passionate, and committed to doing what it takes to make the world a better place.
Joyce Steel and Cindy Lill both gave me that impression. They're each a force (for good) to be reckoned with - and together they're In The Driver's Seat - a new organization committed to helping people with developmental disabilities and their families take control of their lives. They do this by helping them navigate the initially overwhelming Self-Directed Service system.

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Tags: Inspirational Individuals

The Important Role of the Media in Starting a 'Dialogue on Disability'

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

As Mad Man Don Draper once said, "If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation."

Two influential organizations in the Rochester, NY community are doing just that. And it's commendable. They've embarked on an education-based mission to make sure people with disabilities are seen, heard, and understood -  and they're prompting important conversations that are in many cases, overdue. 

Our public broadcasting station WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies have partnered on weeklong programming for a “Dialogue on Disability” initiative.

The talk radio and television shows are designed to encourage conversations about the abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The programming will run from Jan. 10 through 17. Some offerings I'm most looking forward to include:

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Tags: Autism, Inspirational Individuals, Inclusion, ID/DD News

Wise Words Wednesday: Inspiration for Your Work Day

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Wed, Nov 04, 2015 @ 01:41 PM

In case you didn't know, MediSked has a Pinterest account and you can follow our boards for ideas, articles, and inspiration - much like this quote that I found (and pinned) today. 

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Tags: Inspirational Individuals

22 Must-See Costumes Made for Kids Who Use Adaptive Equipment

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Tomorrow is Halloween, so I thought I'd share some super adorable (and really awesome) photos of kids dressed up for the occasion. These kids happen to use adaptive equipment and their creative costumes are really impressive. Enjoy the cuteness and have a very happy Halloween!  

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Tags: Inspirational Individuals