Hope for Children Research Foundation

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 […]

Able Act Passes

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 […]

The Work Of Centers For Independent Living

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 […]

Change how you see, see how you change

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, […]