We beleive this opinion essay by Elaine Buschsbaum, former Chair of the New Jersey DD Council, is very thoughtful!
See story of PIP grad Lisa Turner and her husband, incoming PIP student, in the Tulsa World. They discuss frustrations with the OK Health Care Authority and raising their young adult daughter.
You can also join Project Special Courage‘s Facebook page.
Att eh DD Council, we are BIG fans of Jon McKnight and his colleagues and many of his books are in our library. Here are some online, free resources:
Community Organizing by John McKnight (2013)
Also see Green’s Person-Centered and Community-Centered Inclusion Work.
TimeBanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. One hour helping another earns one TimeBank Hour (also called time credits, service credits or time dollars.) TimeBanking builds on the magic of “pay it forward,” one good turn leading to another and another.
Finally, a very BIG resource is the 46 chapter Community Toolbox — worth your time to go through!