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cost

Background on the turkey farm

June 22, 2009

(I started writing a reply to Tom’s comment on the Institution or Community post, but I got on a roll and decided my response was long enough to merit its own post.) There are news stories that describe prior confirmation that the turkey farm was cited previously for owing back wages to the “employees.” There […]

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Institution or Community?

June 18, 2009

Dora Raymaker at Change.org often gets straight to the point when instances of mistreatment are revealed. This post about a turkey farm where developmentally disabled adults were paid $0.44 an hour generates her question about what separates an institution from a community. She writes that self-determination is the distinctive factor, the essence of community living. […]

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Focusing the national agenda on autism

January 21, 2009

There are about a zillion autism organizations, and many of them have at least some lobbying component. Here at 30seats, we’re generally more focused on thinking about direct action, either in terms of directly helping families in their own homes or in their efforts to secure early intensive behavioral interventions (EIBI) for their children (including […]

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Costs of caring

December 2, 2008

The NYT today has a post about the cost of caring for an elderly parent. One of the projects on our writing list is an article about measuring the soft costs of having an autistic child. We call these soft costs because one standard measure of evaluating medical treatments from a public health or insurance […]

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