Testifying before a Congressional SubComittee on SSI

Back in 1995 when the United States Congress enacted Welfare Reform, some help for children with developmental disabilities was on the chopping block. It was lumped into the Welfare Reform. Particularly the cash benefit part of the Supplemental Security Program (SSI) was at risk at being cut. This would have been devastating for my daughter, …

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Wheelchair Swings

My daughter, Alison, loved to swing. Being she has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, there were no wheelchair swing nearby. After seeing wheelchair swings at Lion’s Camp in Leesville, LA, I knew there were this type of swing and therefore started a mission to get wheelchair swings at our city parks in Opelousas, LA. …

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