Tag Archives: special needs

‘Subminimum’ Pay for Disabled Workers

I’m writing to correct inaccuracies in a letter to the editor from John Lemus, advocacy coordinator of AtWork! [“People with disabilities: End subminimum wages,” March 28, Opinion]. I am the executive director of Artisans, a Spokane-based nonprofit that provides employment support … Continue reading

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A Heart of Compassion

Seven of us were attending a musical production at a crowded amusement park. Wanting to sit together, we tried to squeeze into one row. But as we did, a woman rushed between us. My wife mentioned to her that we … Continue reading

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Disability Challenges

“It feels like you’re an after thought or you weren’t thought about at all.” In addition to custody concerns, disabled parents also face access barriers in society as a whole. School events, transportation, stores and community centers often aren’t accessible … Continue reading

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Disability Support

My son doesn’t have a lot of language, but he has taught me so much. National organizations that make it easier for kids of all ages to find support, make new friends and discover activities they love. Parents helping parents … Continue reading

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