Monthly Archives: September 2012

Advocates of the Month September 2012

Harold Harris Harold Harris was born and raised in Newark, NJ. Before moving to CAU ten years ago, Harold resided in Somerville, NJ with his sister. During this time, Harold was receiving services from another agency in Somerset County, NJ as he went to a day program in Piscataway and Bridgewater. Although he rotated between […]

SABE 2012 National Conference – August 30th-September 2nd 2012

Self-advocacy leaders from across the nation congregated in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 30th to September 2nd, 2012 to partake in the 22nd bi-annual conference hosted by Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) and Advocating Change Together (ACT). With 49 disability rights workshops to choose from, NAM did its best to cover as many pertinent topics as […]

Transplant Discrimination – The Last Frontier of Discrimination?

Transplant Discrimination – the Last Frontier of Discrimination? An article published by NPR on the 20th of September highlighted a new approach to selecting recipients for kidney transplants. In the article, the United Network for Organ Sharing announced that it will be changing their policies for recipients of kidneys for the first time in 25 […]

President of the Arc of Michigan Renews Commitment to Disability Community

Dohn Hoyle, President of the Arc of Michigan joined Community Access staff on Thursday, September 13th 2012 on Staff Renewal Day. For about an hour, Mr. Hoyle had a candid conversation with CAU staff about the progress that has been made in the disability field, as well as the strides that have yet to be […]

Reinventing Quality 2012: What Are We Waiting For? August 5-7, 2012

For the past 20 years, the Reinventing Quality Conference, hosted by the Research and Training Center on Community Living and the Human Services Research Institute, has taken place to distribute and examine the best practices and future directions of individualized, person-centered supports as it relates to quality assurance. This year’s conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland […]