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Tag Archives: Voice

Self-Advocates Chasing their Dreams: Conference Video

At the 2022 SUFU Conference self-advocates are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. One of them was was titled “Chasing Your Dreams”. Self-Advocates were given the opportunity to share what they are passionate about and their dreams for the future. We thank self-advocate Anna McDougal for leading this workshop along with Lisa Wesel and Kim Humphrey from Community Connect. From that workshop a video was compiled of self-advocates sharing their passions and dreams.

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Guest Post – Stephanie Pelletier – Keep Pushing Forward

Stephanie Pelletier, a Self-Advocate, and current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, lives in Fort Kent, Maine explained: If I had a chance to go to Washington D.C. and talk to Democrats and Republicans, I would say that we need to eliminate the Marriage Penalty because it hasn’t been updated for 50 years. People that are with Disabilities get married and they lose their SSI benefits or their Social Security money. They should care about it because what if they had kids with disabilities and…

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Guest Post: Rena Young – Back in Sports and Thriving at Home.

Today we welcome Rena Young to our blog. Stacy Giberson had an opportunity to sit and talk with her about what she wanted to share! Rena’s Back in Sports and Thriving at Home! I spoke with Rena, and she shared with me how happy she is that she has been able to enjoy Special Olympics and play in sporting events. Rena couldn’t play her favorite sports for a two-year span of time because of Covid 19 restrictions.  Rena plays basketball, does swimming and skiing events…

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Guest Post: Kile Pelletier – Voice

The power of the Voice is stronger than you. Voice can change the world with all types of things that can happen. As a person living with a disability, I must use the Voice to get what I want and to make happen, the things I want to change.  Your, Voice can be used to sing and that makes you feel good. A Voice will help break through a wall that you cannot get through. The Voice can go to God from a prayer.  A…

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