Vineyard Independence Partnership
VIP is a partnership of individuals with disabilities, their families, and friends working to ensure that opportunities for a full life are available to all.
Ally walk on Saturday, June 3, 2:30 pm at Polly Hill Arboretum
Art on Sunday, June 4, 2:00-4:00 pm.
Archery, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm at Camp Jabberwocky, Greenwood Ave, VH
Check the calendar and events pages for details.
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Recommended Reading by Allison
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the twenty-first century edited by Alice Wong, 2020
A varied and interesting collection of more than thirty essays.
From one by A.H. Reaume:
"The story of disabled success has never been a story about one solitary disabled person overcoming limitations--despite the fact that's the narrative we so often read...We are often only as strong as our friends and family make us, only as strong as our community, only as strong as the resources and privileges we have...For disabled people to thrive, we need webs of help, support, understanding and care."
The book includes an extensive list for further reading. Available via Clams at your local library.
Recommended by Jo Ann
The movie "Spellers" which was inspired by the book Underestimated. The movie tells the stories of eight spellers--nonspeakers with autism who communicate through spelling. One message from the book and the movie is "Presume Competence".
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