Disability is Just Different… Rion Paige

Dwayne Ross provides On site Human Service Staff Development Training, Youth Development, Online Travel Marketing and MLM information reviews, Blog Training & Suggestions.

I was changing the channel and noticed this amazing singer and thought wow she is good but the next person who came up to the microphone absolutely blew me away… I Googled her name on You Tube and what do you know… Rion Paige singing Blown Away!  In the work I do as a Vocational Director I meet parents who are safe, who keep their child’s talent hidden from the public because of the disability. Here she is 13 years old and God has given her this amazing talent and wonderful Spirit! So do people continue to look on the outside making judgments or do we provide person centered opportunities that tend to unearth the natural talents of our children.

I love what her Rion’s mother had to say…  Take a look… and if you want more click here

As providers who work with people with disabilities we need to do more to bring out the best of those we support. I want to encourage others who work in this field to truly support people not just care for them. Support means going the extra step, creating an extra moment doing what ever it takes to bring out the best and make things happen for those who have some barriers whether physical or intellectual.

Five Minutes with a Freedom Rider Discussion Post

Dwayne Ross provides On site Human Service Staff Development Training, Youth Development, Online Travel Marketing and MLM information reviews, Blog Training & Suggestions.

CSMD.edu/ChooseCivility used this picture for a pretty cool discussion... What's your thoughts?
CSMD.edu/ChooseCivility used this picture for a pretty cool discussion… What’s your thoughts?

I would like to know what do you see?   What words come to mind?   Colors?   Feelings?   Thoughts? 

At CSM (College of Southern Maryland) on October 28th a group of Professionals met and began a discussion relating to the very picture used on this website for the discussion on Equality and Civility. I was among the group and had a wonderful time sharing insights with many of my peers in the community (this was community forum) and other professionals who work in or around the field of Human Services.

I recently posted a podcast regarding this picture and my experience in the group… Click here to listen…   At any rate

What are your thoughts about the picture without visiting the link or gaining any other information about the photo? Share your comments. Let’s start a conversation.

Reposted from an article titled: Five Minutes with a Freedom Rider posted on the web site tusb.stanford.edu  Here is the link

http://tusb.stanford.edu/2012/02/five-minutes-with-a-freedom-rider.html

The Freedom Rides were a notable part of the Civil Rights Movement, where an interracial group of bus riders set out to test a new law outlawing segregation in transportation terminals.  Sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the riders used nonviolent, civil disobedience to highlight the injustice of segregation and Jim Crow laws.

One of the Freedom Riders who spoke on the panel earlier today was Helen Singleton, a former student of Santa Monica City College at the time, who decided to get on the bus for social justice.  After the event, I asked Helen five questions:

1) You used nonviolence as a strategy to highlight the injustice of segregation – is there ever a place for violence in a social movement?

Helen: No. That’s the short answer… click here to go to the link above and read the article. [wpsr_socialbts]

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