The Full Vermont Statehouse

Dear Beloved Blog Readers,

I am now, totally a very fond, hopeful attendee of Disability Awareness Day.

 Disability Awareness Day February 28, 2018

Disability Awareness Day February 28, 2018

I went yesterday with my advocacy group and my communication supporter, Shaunna.


It was such a great scene. I greatly enjoyed how we were welcomed into the Statehouse.

I am sure many of you know that we in Developmental Services have a 'livable wage issue.' I certainly was pleased that last year a bill was passed that assisted giving 'Direct Support Staff' the raises they deserved.

How great that was.

Now, the 2nd phase of the workforce investment needs to happen. We can't go backwards. That would be awful.

I, and my fellow advocates, took the time to gather together to grow strength in numbers.

Now, we will contact our legislators. We all need to joyfully find ways to make people know we exist. I am totally excited we have such a big group. We are fun and focused.

I am totally wishing you good days until we meet again.


The Advocate for Change