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.
Bowling, Saturday, December 2 at 11:30.
See events page for details.
at the Chilmark Library
during library hours. Last day is Dec. 2.
See the art featured in the
To purchase calendars, use the contact button above, or come to a VIP gathering. Calendars are also for sale at the holiday shops at the Capawock Theatre in VH, and Featherstone in OB.
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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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