I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, I came across the following quote.
As a newly elected member of the Cudahy Lion’s Club, I am still waiting on the official swearing in, I thought that I would pass along a couple of events this weekend that involve your Cudahy Lion’s Club.
One thing that we are constantly hearing about is how our Legislators are not listening to what their constituents are telling them. That they only are listening to the big money lobbyist. Well, I can tell you that there are times when our Legislators are listening to their constituents.
I had the opportunity to meet with Representative Gwen Moore in her office, along with her staff and some fellow self-advocates and advocates, sharing our thoughts on the proposed implementation of the Health and Human Services (HHS) rule on “integrated settings.” As I have written before, this is not a new rule and we are not looking at closing “sheltered workshops”. What we are looking at is a paradigm shift in how we are looking at employment options for individuals with disabilities. Individuals today want to work and be a part of their community.
I had the opportunity to speak at the Milwaukee County Supervisors listening session on Monday night. Here is what I spoke about.