Among those of us who care deeply for and about people with developmental disabilities, I hope to hear emerge a new voice, ours, rising together for the benefit of all, harmonizing with reason, respect and hope, and transcending divisions, giving birth to a new era of creative cooperation.

Toward this potential, DD EXCHANGE is for conversation, civil sounding off, sharing of stories, experience, information, resources, and inspiration, giving and receiving support, and creative problem solving.

Finding Your Way Around

TO SEE OTHER'S INPUT: below each post on the right, click "links to this post;" or in the left side column, under "Labels," click the discussion link that interests you.

If there is no comment box below the post, click on
"# comments." It should open one.

TO CONTRIBUTE: add comments to posts in comment boxes &/or submit an article. Comments may also be sent for posting on your behalf. Email address as follows:

EMAIL: ddexchanges@gmail.com

MAILING LIST: add or remove name:
send request to email address, above.

WEB LINKS: to access other websites of interest, in the list to the right, just click on the underlined name.

FOLLOWERS: interested people, websites, organizations, businesses
who follow our discussions & choose to be public about their support.
Become a follower. Public support is a good thing!

Monday, February 8, 2010


That SSB-6780 will cost far more than legislators are being told comes as no surprise to those of us who remember the 2003-05 Fircrest closure attempt. For a downloadable Fact Sheet on the costs, click on "COSTS OF SSB-6780" in the link list on the left. Just scroll down a little. (If you received a cost fact sheet by email on Saturday, 2/6, you have it already, though this one is in PDF.) The page display is small, but above the post to the left, you can click on the magnifying glass icon to enlarge it for download. (The site is Flickr, which automatically adds ©. I could not eliminate it; so, Here are my exceptions: Downloading & reproduction is allowed for education distribution & to retain RHCs. Editing is permitted based on amendments or newly identified costs. If you modify it, please remove my name.)