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PostSubject: Self Advocacy   Tue 13 Apr 2010 - 2:18

I have just discovered a wonderful woman named Astra Milberg. I read her letter to the baby who fell 45m from a suspension foot-bridge and survived. The baby had Down syndrome (there's advantages to low muscle tone!!)

http://www.mouthmag.com/bridgebaby.htm
(an article about the incident is here: http://www.fact.on.ca/newpaper/gm990929.htm)

So I went looking for information on Astra Milberg and this is what I found:

She's the recipient of a Staff Achievement Award at Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities

She has volunteered at Earl Haig Daycare Centre, Ontario Camp for the Deaf, amongst others.

She's the recipient of a Community Action Award from the Government of Ontario

She has narrated a video for the Ontario Association for Community Living

Does anyone else know of any other great self advocates?

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PostSubject: Re: Self Advocacy   Wed 14 Apr 2010 - 0:05

That incredibly well written letter bought tears to my eyes. It was absolutely beautiful. Now I am going to read some of the other links you added:)
Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Self Advocacy   Wed 14 Apr 2010 - 8:11

That is an awesome letter. I have saved it on my computer for future use!!
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