Griffin's Place Blog
It’s an easy way to take control of your own story, to present yourself as you see yourself, not how other people see you. There are many different ways to adapt a camera to make it work for you and no reason to feel nervous or as though it’s something you would be unable to do.
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.