Planning for Vulnerabilities with Self Advocates

Why is there a photograph of Woodlands Institution in a posting about planning for vulnerabilities with self advocates?  Because, once upon a time, our society thought that the best way to keep people safe was to look them away.  Ken Scott, in his historical research article, The BC Public Hospital for the Insane, 1872-1902, writes of the earliest institution being built in 1878 and in 1894, only 16 years later, with a total of 117 patients there was already a royal commission into abuses: . . . to investigate questionable practices . . . when a male patient died after … Continue reading Planning for Vulnerabilities with Self Advocates

goals and milestones

“…an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.” ― Robert Anton Wilson It’s a world of endless possibilities for us all, and I’m fascinated by this.   I’m fascinated by how a student that I help has gone from diving headfirst with great confidence into work of incredible bravery and breadth to feeling like anything he does will be wrong – by the hesitation in his keyboarding as he writes a sentence, corrects it, over-corrects it (adds a few commas because the feedback he’s gotten on work that came from his heart … Continue reading goals and milestones