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Right on Target!

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Sep 30, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Storytelling 2 Comments

As a parent that is diagnosed with a developmental disability, Tricia worried that Brielle would not be on time with all of her cognitive and physical development. But Brielle is right on target and started walking at eleven months old! This has made life easier for Tricia and her husband, but in some ways, more [...]

When Your Biggest Roadblock is Society

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Aug 5, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 2 Comments

Tricia always dreamed of having kids some day. Realizing that for most people with a disability, this dream never has a chance to be actualized, she knew it was rooted more in fantasy than reality. That didn’t stop Tricia from dreaming and it didn’t stop Tricia’s instinctual yearning to be a mother either. Society has [...]

Obsolete Then, Obsolete Now!

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Jul 10, 2014 Advocacy, Grant Writing, News, Photography, Program Management, Storytelling , , 2 Comments

On April 8, 2014, the Justice Department announced it entered into an agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The landmark ten year agreement is the nation’s first statewide settlement to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive state funded employment [...]

The Intersection of Motherhood & Advocacy

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Jun 26, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Presentations, Storytelling , , , , , , , , 17 Comments

Meet Tricia. Mother. Advocate. College Graduate. Smart Phone Photographer. Blogger. Tricia’s warm smile and frequent Facebook posts of her toddler daughter Brielle are typical of a new mom who has taken to cell phone photography and many of the photographic apps available on the market. Tricia catches each developmental milestone for her friends and family [...]

You Learn Something New…

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Jun 20, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Presentations, Program Management, Storytelling , , , , 0 Comments

Not too far from my new hometown near the Delaware River there is a magical place called Grounds For Sculpture!  I had the chance to attend a Cultural Access meeting yesterday hosted in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, The New Jersey Council on the Arts and the [...]

So Easy, A Kid Can Do It!

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Apr 22, 2014 digital story telling, News, Photography 1 Comment

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from times spent with my siblings and our cousins. We always played football, wiffleball or kickball together, ate lots of watermelon and had silly seed spitting competitions afterward. While the grown-ups talked, laughed and drank Italian sambuca into the night, we basked in the security of playing with kids [...]