Why We Are Choosing Inclusive Day Care

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My husband Nick and I have both work or have worked in the field supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I currently work in the field, and have for almost 11 years, and my husband previously worked with supportive employment for some time before starting his HVAC career.  When we decided to have our first baby we looked into inclusive day care.  We both wanted our son Declan to learn that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, and that differences are a good thing.  When Declan was first born we visited my place of employment and … Read More

Inclusion in Rochester

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Inclusion in Rochester with Barbara Wale, CEO, Arc of Monroe Written by Alison Cundy, Staff at Arc of Monroe I had the good fortune to sit down with Barb Wale and hear her experiences working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She also shared her views on inclusion in the Rochester area. Barb began her career forty years ago as a Speech Pathologist and recalls how at that time the community seemed more afraid of people who had disabilities.  Maybe they were uncomfortable with people who were different and weren’t sure how to interact, or what to say.  … Read More