Griffin's Place Blog
There are a few really easy ways to help Griffin’s Place raise extra funds so we can continue to host really great events and work towards our goal of having a physical space for the community to use as a resource.
Discrimination does not always mean that a person is intentionally being cruel or dismissive, they simply may feel nervous or scared about doing the “correct” thing, based on their assumptions, and doing things that can leave a person with a disability feeling ignored or worse.
Although huge changes in policy have happened in the last 25 years, there is still a disconnect between what is legally required to support and accommodate people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and what communities actually provide.
Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem-solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills.
When designing and/or determining an appropriate Augmentative/Alternative Communication System or identifying symbols to use in visual support Level of Representation must be identified to allow an individual to successfully obtain and provide information at a successful symbolic level.
A Daily Schedule Board displays an array of symbols in a specific order. It allows an individual to see the day’s activities in sequence rather than to experience them as a random, unpredictable, unrelated series of events.