Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Encouragement: Lessons from The Real World... Lending A Helping Hand on the Metro

Welcome Back Readers ~

I came across  this inspirational  story that  was featured  last night on the news It's nice to know  that there are still  people in this world  that care!


Over 43 years working on the job, O. J Richardson has made it his priority to help people as they navigate their way through the Metro Station in Downtown DC. But none are more special than the students at St. Coletta in Southeast DC. You see, they have a variety of disabilities ranging from autism to physical impairments;  as part of   outstanding  learning curriculum, they are  taught how to use  maps  and   distinguish between  the different   routes.

 Richardson helps out whenever he can. He says, "My mother instilled in us the right way to go!" In helping to teach these lessons now, they are not only gaining knowledge for the future; but they are gaining confidence in their ability to remain independent as well. 18-year-old Ricky Thomas Byers puts it best when he says, "[I want to] got my own place [and] call my own shots.."

 Citation  for TV Program: "Monitoring Metro " Fox channel 5 WTTG DC, News at 10pm, May 22, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

A Closer Look At Autism With the New "Colored My Mind" Documentary

Dear Readers,|

As the weekend begins, I am overwhelmed with the number of disabled stories being reported on Fox 5.The first segment featured a documentary on Autism;. The documentary attempts to shed light on this sometimes misunderstood disorder by creating a open-ended discussion and sharing four different mothers'experiences. The second story was entitled  "Prom Promises"; this is a unique program that allows disabled students to attend prom like any other student- that is, with the help of some Lee High School students. For more information on any of these inspiring stories, you can follow the links below

Have a wonderful weekend!
God bless,

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The Official Website of The Color My Mind Documentary-

The Official Trailer of Colored My Mind can be viewed at:

"Prom Promises" Segment - hey sorry will listen to
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