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  • A boy and his friend
    The unsung Heros
    Whenever you read a heart-warming story about a pet that saved its’ owner, or came to its’ owners’ aid it feels great, doesn’t it? While the media is quick to highlight the fact that pit bulls have been attacking some other...
  • New survey shows people's perceptions of cats is changing
    Survey shows that Americans' perceptions of cats is changing
    A new survey, conducted by Petsmart Charities, still shows a huge gulf between how people perceive cats and dogs, but people's perceptions about cats, and cat parents, are changing for the better. Specifically, people are still more likely to...
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    Wednesday: MeetUp4Justice at First Unitarian Universalist
    A budget is a moral document. It sets priorities and promotes values. The proposed two-year Ohio budget currently includes tax cuts for the wealthiest Ohioans, and a raise in sales tax, which disproportionately affects the poorest Ohioans.If you...
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    Let's make 2015 the year for animals
    Global Conservation Group President Jordan Turner: 2015 Animal CampaignsLast year was an exceptional year for animals! With your help, we secured several victories for animals. If you missed it, click here to read about them.2015 is already off to...
  • Homeless Teacher
    Homeless teacher Thomas Rebman heading to Tampa
    Thomas Rebman, who made both local and national headlines as "the homeless teacher," will be starting his next tour of homeless facilities and resources on January 10th, and expects to be in Tampa sometime between January 12th and 15th...
  • New Year's Resolutions to help families of children with special needs.
    Five New Year's resolutions to help parents of children with special needs
    As another year ends, talk of New Year’s resolutions abounds. Resolutions are an opportunity for parents to prioritize their goals for the coming year. If you have a child with special needs, these resolutions may help you and your family.1....
  • No Kid Hungry wants bloggers
    No Kid Hungry wants bloggers
    The charity No Kid Hungry is calling out to bloggers to join them in fighting hunger. The advocacy group needs the help of writers to advance the cause of ending child hunger.No Kid Hungry helps children gain access to the foods they need to grow....
  • Price is only an issue in the absence of value
    Price is only an issue in the absence of value
    The title is a quote from Joe Jordan, one of the insurance industry's giants. Joe's books and other materials all stress "living a life of significance" for insurance agents, making sure that the work they do for their clients is...
  • Transition care for special needs children needs improvement
    Transition care for special needs children needs improvement
    Each year, approximately 750,000 children in the United States with special healthcare needs will transition from pediatric to adult care. A new study has found that less than half of them receive adequate transition care. The findings were...
  • Advocacy by Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne
    Dispatches from The Fringe - A well intentioned Advocacy gets lost in language
    In Talking Shop Ensemble’s production of Shaun Dunne’s, Advocacy, a twelve week series of drama role playing workshops around assertiveness and relationship training form the framework in which the difficulties and dilemmas facing...
  • Walsh University to Host Dialogue on Hunger
    Ohio school to host hunger summit
    Hunger is a major issue both at home and abroad. Nationally, there are 49 million people who are "food insecure." Food stamps have been reduced by Congress placing a great strain on the Feeding America network.Globally, there are 842...
  • Make sure important papers dont get lost in your filing pile, organize them!
    Organizing information on your child with special needs - Part 2 of 2
    In the first part of this series, we learned about the types of records and information parents should gather on their children with special needs. Once you have gathered these documents together, it is time to organize them.There are several...
  • President Obama WIOA
    People living with disabilities have reason to celebrate
    July 22, 2014 was a big day for people living with disabilities. Although the news was not widely reported, on July 22, 2014, the President signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. According to Senator Patty Murray...
  • The Reward in Advocacy
    The Reward in Advocacy
    Is there a reward in advocacy? When someone thinks of an advocate, they may think of one who helps the less fortunate or helps those who are hurting because of the harmful acts of someone else, or helps those who just need that extra helping hand...
  • Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    As parents of children with special needs we end up with lots of paperwork. Managing this paperwork is often overwhelming. This two-part series gives you tips on the types of information you need and how to organize it. When your child's...
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