Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

To Plan or Not to Plan – That Is Not the Question

By Mohan Mehra, President, The Arc Board of Directors, Washington, D.C. The Arc recently completed a national study of over 5,000 parents, siblings and caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The study, titled FINDS (Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports), asked about their needs and access to a broad range of supports […]

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Posted: March 25th, 2012 | 3 Comments »

Music as a Healing Art

By Catherine Leas, CELA The arts are a gift to all of us, but for individuals with special needs, they hold special promise. When Willy, who has severe developmental disabilities, plays guitar in a country western band on Friday nights, he becomes another person. Willy (far right) plays with a country western band each week. Willy […]

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Posted: March 12th, 2012 | No Comments »