Logan, with his Boy Scout uniform and merit badges, is standing by a female Scout Leader. In the background are two uniformed officials from the Utah National Parks Council, another Boy Scout leader, and Logan’s dad, Chad.

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Boy Scouts Deny And Demote A Boy Scout With Down Syndrome

Logan Blythe, 15, has been a Boy Scout with the Utah National Parks Council, a local Boy Scouts of America affiliate, for the last six years. Blythe, who has Down syndrome and autism, became a Cub Scout when he was 8, and joined the Boy Scouts program when he was 11. Blythe earned 22 alternative merit badges…
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A large hole is broken on a white brick wall.  In the hole you can see a winter scene. Snow is on the ground, the sky is a little misty, and there are trees showing through the mist.]

Motivational Monday: On The Day I Die

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 / JOHN PAVLOVITZ On the day I die a lot will happen. A lot will change. The world will be busy. On the day I die, all the important appointments I made will be left unattended. The many plans I had yet to complete will remain forever undone. The calendar that ruled so many of my days will now be irrelevant to…
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slide says at the top the 14th Amendment (1868), then is says Privileges and Immunities Clause: “no state shall make or enforce any law which abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”. Due Process Clause: “nor shall any state deprive any person of live, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” Equal Protection Clause: “nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protections of the laws

Freedom Friday: Inclusion Is A Constitutional Right

Inclusion is about ALL of us Inclusion is about living full lives – about learning to live together. Inclusion makes the world our classroom for a full life. Inclusion treasures diversity and builds community. Inclusion is about our ‘abilities’ – our gifts and how to share them. Inclusion is NOT just a ‘disability’ issue It…
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four females are at a shopping mall. One female uses a wheelchair, one is sitting down next to her, and two females are standing behind the person using the wheelchair. All four of the females are holding shopping bags and smiling

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Businesses Complaining Because They Can’t Get It Right After 28 Years

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. After almost 28 years, the US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups feel they need more…
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a female is hold a watering can and water is running out of the nozzle of the can. The females back is facing towards the camera but her feet are facing the camera. The landscape in the picture is barren – the ground is brown and the trees in the background don’t have any leaves on them

Motivational Monday: Your Time Is Growing Short

Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show…
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