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Chato Has Found True Belonging in Family

Chato Has Found True Belonging in Family Chato Malone’s life didn’t start out very well. Sadly, he was a victim of parental abuse—his parents allegedly withheld food from him, and his father was reportedly a practicing alcoholic who was prone to fits
September 6, 2023

Navigating College with Depression: Advice for New Students

by Mids Meinberg Going to college represents a major shift in every young student’s life. Now considered by society to be an adult, a freshman experiences an unprecedented freedom in managing their schedule and their life. This greater freedom is then coupled
August 28, 2023

As I See It – Disability Education and Inclusion

By Scott Klumb In the world of education, we need to have more inclusion and representation in early and higher education. We have made great strides in improving disability education and inclusivity through K-12, but we still have a long way to
August 21, 2023

Growing Up Blind: My Experience in School

by Alicia Krage I reflect on my education experience a lot, especially as someone who’s been blind since birth. I think a lot about how, from a very young age, I was very fortunate to have good educational resources. I grew up
August 15, 2023

Creating Homes People Can Be Proud Of

Creating Homes People Can Be Proud Of One of the first things Brittany Trickle noticed when she was doing a walk-through as part of her interview to become property manager at Mosaic in Axtell was a garden bed outside of one of
August 9, 2023

Why We Need to Teach About Disability in Schools

by Rachel Handler When I work as a disability-rights advocate and begin my talks on disability inclusion, I always start with a personal story about my time in the hospital. At twenty-four years old, I had just graduated from Westminster Choir College
August 7, 2023

Siblings Find a Home Together at Mosaic

Siblings Find a Home Together at Mosaic Loving grandparents stepped in to raise Nathan and Riri Gray when their parents abandoned them at a young age. For nearly 30 years, their grandmother was their guardian and was devoted to providing a good
August 2, 2023

Because I Am Disabled

by Rebecca Twitchell Easterseals ad from 1990. When I was young, I saved this Easterseals ad [shown left] from a magazine, and I have kept it ever since. It sums up exactly how I felt when I was a child and how
July 31, 2023

Creative Solutions Thanks to Donor Gifts

Creative Solutions Thanks to Donor Gifts Across Mosaic, we’re transitioning away from the traditional, large-group day programs to smaller settings where people spend much of their time in the community, engaged in various activities. People love it. But they also often spend
July 26, 2023

My Disability Pride: Music, Songwriting, Advocacy

by: Jennifer Msumba The “dis” in disability implies that someone is less able to do things. And while that might be true for some aspects of my life, I have realized that, in my case, autism has provided me with more abilities
July 24, 2023

Blindness Has Its Benefits: Recognizing a Proud Moment

When I was 25 years old, I was diagnosed with an eye disease called retinopathy. That diagnosis led to a long series of doctor visits, laser surgeries, hospitalizations, and last-ditch efforts to save my sight. In the end, nothing worked. A year
July 20, 2023
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