Background on the turkey farm

By Rick Colosimo / 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?

By Rick Colosimo / June 18, 2009 /

Dora Raymaker at 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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Honor roll of autism-friendly businesses

By Rick Colosimo / April 28, 2009 / Comments Off on Honor roll of autism-friendly businesses

One idea I’ve had for a while and thought I would implement after the alpha version of the site is done is an “honor roll” of sorts recognizing businesses that we find, as families, to be “autism friendly.” I’m writing this post now because I just received a message from Rimini Autismo, an Italian organization,…

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