Monday, June 16, 2014

What A Difference Differences Make

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The facts are dramatic and unsettling:

  1. In the U.S., roughly 6.5 million people are identified as having an intellectual disability.
  2. Every year, 125,000 children are born with an intellectual disability.
  3. Children with cognitive disabilities may develop slower than other children in terms of speaking, walking, and taking care of themselves (showering, eating, dressing).
  4. 10 percent of Americans have a family member with some sort of intellectual disability.
  5. Intellectual disabilities are 25 times more common than blindness.
 In an attempt to take a journey with a group of adults with intellectual disabilities, I wrote and produced a radio documentary about my experiences as a volunteer at Misericordia, a residence with well over 600, most adults, many with physical disabilities as well.

The link to the documentary is below.  While I make a few minor tweaks, this will give you an almost complete listen to my first radio documentary after having helped produced several video documentaries and written a host of books, including the award-winning book, DEAD SERIOUS, that has just been reissued as a Kindle on Amazon.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dead Serious

REVISED VERSION of original book first published in 1987 now available as an Amazon Kindle!