Service Dog

Service Dogs: From Nose to Tail

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I got my first service dog the summer before starting college. I didn’t want to be on a big college campus alone. My thought at the time was, “I’ll get a guide dog. That way, even if I get lost, at least I won’t be lost alone.” Read more

Anna Corbitt

Growing Up with a Disability

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I imagine when I meet new people, they often wonder about my childhood. Maybe they do. I can’t climb into their brains and find out, but some people have asked what it was like having a disability and being a child. Read more

What is Money Follows the Person?

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Participant A was happily working at a leading hotel chain as a chef. A series of events led to him losing an eye, the death of his mother and the death of his brother. This sent Participant A into a depression coupled with addiction. He was sent to a nursing home after a divorce and illness. Read more

Sarah Coyle

My Favorite Words

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Independence, empowerment, accessibility, equality, universal design — these words are often used in describing positive aspects of disability. Here now are some of my favorite words as they relate to living with a disability. Read more

Anna Corbitt

I Want to Be Appreciated, Not Just Tolerated

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While scrolling through my Facebook feed one day, I found myself shaking my head at the representation of people with disabilities. It got me thinking.

I thought about the kind of world that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. imagined when he discussed African-American rights. Read more

Chris Worth

Higher Level Thinking Accessible to Everyone

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When I was elementary school age, I was falsely diagnosed as having a severe intellectual disability. So it was decided that I would not be taught to read or write. That decision has shaped nearly every subsequent decision that I’ve made. Read more