Guest Post by Angelique Marshall For over 29 years I have been a mother of a child with intellectual disabilities. When I was told that
Guest Post by LaJoy Johnson-Law Parents’ capacity has always been a balancing act—but, in COVID19, there is a whole other level to the balancing act
Guest post by Nabanita Hossain As a fourth year medical student going into pediatrics, I can tell you a lot about ADHD. Throughout medical school,
As I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, and have recently also experienced many personal and family-based
I’ve had over a week now to digest the many great lessons learned at the Center for Popular Democracy’s (CPD) Our Vision, Our Future: People’s
Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Oppressive Behaviors and Improving the System of Care
I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, since I have recently also experienced many personal and family-based
Click Here to read Part One Admittedly, the past few years since becoming a parent have been very stressful. From not knowing why both my
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the 2017 Transformational Leadership Forum hosted by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competency (NCCC).
Last week, I was invited to speak with the Male Caregivers Advocacy Support Group, an initiative of Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN). It
Unless one is living under a rock, or is a millennial that didn’t grow in Washington, DC, most are aware and saddened by the passing
We are only half-way through 2017 and already, this year has proven to be groundbreaking in regards to Local and Federal policies regarding delivery of
What Happens Next in DC Child Find Policies is Up to Parents and Allies of Children with Disabilities
After a weekend of much needed rest and reflection, I have had some time to think not just about what independence means to me but
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to present at the Sixteenth (16th) Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. It was such a positive and uplifting event with a variety of people of many political persuasions and representing different industries that all came together to talk strategy on how to make Basic Income a reality in the United State.
Over the past year, I have been privileged to meet many people operating at various levels of disabilities advocacy in Washington, DC. Ranging from elected
SEL offers a clear methodology of how District of Columbia classrooms can become inclusive environments, thus it is a very exciting journey to learn more about evidence-based tools and assessments that include parents as active members of a school’s community of learning.
For many families, taking on the educational system can be very intimidating and/or disillusioning. The District of Columbia has a long and sordid history of maltreating people with developmental disabilities. And while many things have improved since the prolonged fight for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Evans v. Washington, there is still […]
In a recent comparative study of the Child Find process in three counties Maryland and three counties in Virginia to compare with the Child Find process in
A little over 40 years ago, on February 23, 1976, Evans v. Washington brought claims of mistreatment against Forest Haven, the city’s premiere institution for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This historic class action case not only highlighted the unconscious biases that led to low and high levels of government failure that stripped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of basic protections of human rights, it also exposed the extent to which unchecked discrimination will go…
On March 7, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled the District of Columbia’s Economic Strategy for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018. In the press release for