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!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New at ActionDD & THIS BLOG IS "OURS"

Today, I want to recommend you to some new links and posts @ actiondd.org. (To go to the site, click on the word, "ActionDD" toward the bottom of the list of websites to the left. )

Thank you to Paul Strand, Actiondd's webmaster for the new information. It should come in handy as you write to and talk with your legislators.

I was pleased to receive, off line, a query about why I am not posting more often. Here are my top 2 reasons:

Even though I began it, I do not regard this as "my blog." Instead, it is "ours." I would rather leave some space for all of you than fill it up just with my perspective. I have been encountering a lot of valuable material which will be posted, but also I know some of you have been writing some excellent pieces that could shed light on subjects important to us all. Some of you have extraordinary stories to tell: cautionary and/or heartwarming and inspiring. Some have needs that can be answered by others. As the telling and sharing grows, the blog will take on it's own character, that is, ours, collectively; and more frequent posts will result as people begin to participate rather than just read my posts.

If you are reading this and what is stopping you from contributing is not knowing how to publish in the blog format, you can email your post to me at saskialuciannow@gmail.com. You might have noticed that a few others already have done that!