Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ice Bucket Prank

This is a article that speaks of teens tricking a young boy diagnosed with autism into participating in what he believed to be the ice bucket challenge.  However, there was no ice in this bucket.  I would like to know your thoughts and feelings upon this article in the things that were done to resolve this issue.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How can intellectual skills be developed?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities carry a real stigma that an individual is not able to achieve.  Our services primarily cater to these persons.  Therefore, my question to you is just intellectual and developmental disability necessarily means that the individual has just an academic deficiency or can their intellectual skills be developed in some other form?  For example, teaching a skill, doing things that come natural, watching other people and learning something and etc.  Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How do you celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day just passed.  Therefore, I thought I will be interesting to hear your thoughts as a person with a disability about what Labor Day means to you.  Is it just another day?  Is it in everyday?  Is it all year?  Do you even acknowledge it as a holiday?  Let me know how you feel about “Labor Day”?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Register today and earn money for The Arc Mid-South!

The Kroger Community Rewards program was designed to make our fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Kroger Card!  You lose no benefits personally and Kroger donates a portion of the dollars spent to The Arc Mid-South.  Enroll now for the Community Rewards Program.  All participants must re-enroll each year in order to continue earning points during the coming year.  It's easy - just shop, swipe your card, and earn.  

The Arc Mid-South's organization number with Kroger is 81469.  Do you already have an account?  Please sign in here and link your Kroger Plus Card to The Arc Mid-South.  If you don't have access to the internet, please contact The Arc at (901) 327-2473 for assistance.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What are your greatest abilities?

People with disabilities also have great abilities.  Therefore my question for you is as a person with a disability, what is it about your abilities that encourage you to keep going?  Let me know your thoughts.

Monday, August 11, 2014

How can you be a good employee?

According to the article below, more people with disabilities are finding jobs.  I like working because it makes me feel like a productive citizen.  When I’m on a job I want to remain dedicated in order to keep it because it shows that I am fighting the good fight despite my disability.  How can we show employers that we are dedicated workers?  Are you always on time?  Do you go above and beyond what is asked of you?  How do you request the accommodations that you need?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How do you give back?

As a person with a disability, I’ve come across other individuals with disabilities who are less fortunate than I am and therefore don’t have a good support system.  I am fortunate enough that I wasn’t among that group of people.  However, I believe that we are all a minute away from being less fortunate.  Because of this, I am a strong and firm believer in giving back to a community that has given so much to me.  Here’s a question for you, as an individual how do you give back to the community?  Is it through volunteer work?  Donating to a organization that stands for something you believe in?  Speaking at different venues and sharing your story?  And etc.  Think about it and let me know your thoughts.