OXYGEN

Glenn Curtis pulled into his driveway and put his car in park. It had been a long difficult day at the office, and he was glad to be home. As he unfastened his seat belt and reached for his briefcase, he felt every one of his fifty-seven years. Stepping out of the vehicle, he looked … More OXYGEN

PERCEPTIONS

You are an important person, the result of a complex mixture of characteristics that combine to form your personality. You have both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses and personal likes and dislikes. This makes you totally unique and completely different from everyone else. You belong to the human family and yet you are … More PERCEPTIONS

INCLUSION

No one wants to be ignored, and no one wants to feel left out. As human beings, we have an intense desire to interact with others in a meaningful way. Each one of us believes we have the right to be treated with respect and to be accepted as an equal member of society. This … More INCLUSION

ACCEPTANCE

  As human beings, we have an overwhelming desire to be accepted. We want others to feel comfortable around us so that we can enjoy inclusion in all the areas of life that we believe are important. We each do our best to fit in and to not stand out in a way that draws … More ACCEPTANCE

PARENTS

They are not saints, they are not superhuman and they are not perfect. The parents of children and adults with developmental disabilities are just ordinary people. They come from all walks of life. They can be wealthy, economically deprived or part of the middle class. They can belong to any religious faith or have no … More PARENTS