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2016


This silly little app did a pretty good job of capturing some key themes from 2016 – each individual photo might not be an actual “top ten memory” but they all represent aspects of my life with others and my … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop: LiveWorkPlay Awarded $125,000 in New Leaf Community Challenge


What an experience! Julie and I have done many presentations before, including as paid presenters, once with an audience of about 1,000 people. That’s certainly a lot of pressure. But it’s certainly a very different thing to be pitching for … Continue reading

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Book release: The Courage to Fail, the Will to Succeed: Twenty Years of the LiveWorkPlay Experience 1995-2015


I’m thrilled to announce the formal release of the book The Courage to Fail, the Will to Succeed: Twenty Years of the LiveWorkPlay Experience 1995-2015 (available in hardcover, magazine, PDF, and audio formats!). In words and pictures the book chronicles … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Winning! RedBlacks Defeat Alouettes: Time To Turn The Page!


I am sure more than a few of my readers will be confused by this edition of my blog, since they are probably used to hearing from me about various social issues related to disability advocacy or other serious topics. … Continue reading

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“They will have real work for real value” or “How can we begin the end of sheltered workshops for a better society for all?”


The recent media attention (see Ottawa Citizen articles 1–2–3–4 by Chris Cobb and an editorial) given to the pending closure of the OCAPDD sheltered workshop at Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa exposed the general public to a hidden world that has … Continue reading

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It’s World Down Syndrome Day: Let’s Change The World, Let’s Start Right Here In Ottawa!


On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, I can’t let the day pass me by without at least attempting to address the debacle that has been the media explosion about the pending closure of Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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The #AutismSpeaks10 Hijack: Twitter Humanity Takes Over


It’s a complicated story, but I’m going to oversimplify because you should really get on Twitter (even if you don’t have an account) and check out #AutismSpeaks10 and experience this phenomenon for yourself. The organization Autism Speaks (I’m not linking … Continue reading

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