Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 28

Dwayne Ross on Youth in Transition

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This week I was speaking about a workshop I use to conduct with title I youth and how it was applicable to those with disabilities. Youth in transition encompass a variety of supports, to include youth from detention centers, under employed youth, high school drop outs, gang members who are looking for another path, ex offenders, people on welfare, homeless and so many others.

This presentation was updated on Prezi to include video of the best practices, a few workshop ideals to talk about and some work sheets designed to help you and your staff develop opportunities to help anyone in transition create SMART Goals and develop an Action Plan to make a change. Click through and leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.  DR

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Dec 14

People with Disabilities Define Beauty and Perfection

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

Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because who is perfect? Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.   This is part of a post from http://jezebel.com/people-with-disabilities-react-to-mannequins-created-in-1475812519

My thoughts were after reading the comments of others who took time to check this post out. I am still amazed at how cold some people are in commenting about people with disabilities. Especially regarding the constant fight for inclusion that they are in everyday. Some try to compare it to Slavery but that is just not the case. It has it’s own lane. Some compare it to the GBLT fight and it’s not comparable. Having a physical or developmental disability is something that we can’t only legislate, but we need to take internal reflection and ask our selves how is it acceptable to continue over looking such an amazing part of our humanness. 

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