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Answers to Questions


Is VESID a good thing? Maybe.  Conceptionally, VESID (NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) is a great idea.  Putting it into practice falls on human beings with various levels of competence.  In Syracuse, VESID appears to be doing … Continue reading

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Do, Can’t Do, Won’t Do: People with Disabilities (Part I)


There are two vantage points from which to view disability.  One is public policy and the other is personal practice.             Public policy covers finances, transportation, housing, employment and health care.  Personal practice, in addition to those things, includes is … Continue reading

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R*E*S*P*E*C*T and the Aluminum Baseball Bat (Part II)


Crystal, the black woman who has been my aide, has embarrassed me in public several times.  On one occasion, we were going through the university and there were a bunch of kids spread across the sidewalk ahead of my wheelchair.  … Continue reading

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“Tabula Rasa” by VESID (part III)


So my CAP counselor and I come up with a game plan.  We will ask VESID to have my writing evaluated to see if it is marketable.  The evaluators should be either publishers or published writers.  The university—wherein they march to … Continue reading

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