ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT – BY LYNNE McENIRY, MFA The Colleen Giblin Foundation’s name changed to Hope for Children Reasearch Foundation at their recent 30th Anniversary Celebration – but their focus remains the same. At one time or another in our lives, most of us have probably heard this tried-and-true affirmation by cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” It […]
BY ROBERT F BROGAN & BERNARD A KROOKS The community of individuals with special needs and their family members will have at their disposal a new tool with which to maintain a private fund of assets while preserving certain government benefits. Following years of national grassroots advocacy efforts, the community of individuals with special needs and their family members will have at their disposal a new tool with which to maintain a private fund of […]
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a grouch! Sourcebooks Jabberwocky’s new holiday children’s book,
More can still be done. Many citizens with special needs can be taught skills that can be utilized in businesses and people-oriented employment sectors.
CILs are consumer-driven, private, nonprofit organizations that advocate for people with disabilities and offer services to people with disabilities as peers. Type in “disability awareness” on a search engine and one uncovers a wealth of programs and activities offered by schools, agencies and consultants to bring about a greater understanding of living with a disability. Many programs are for children, while others are aimed at employers or co-workers. Still other programs cover “disability etiquette and […]
Rick Guidotti was a fashion photographer working in Milan, Paris, London and New York City for such clients as Revlon, L’Oreal, Elle and Yves St Laurent; shooting such iconic beauties as Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. But all this would change in 1997 when Guidotti would embark on the most important journey of his life – as an artist, a human being and the launch of Positive Exposure, a 501(c) arts organization that utilizes photography, […]