The Importance of Environment: From Toxic to Healing

by Michael Smull and Mary Lou Bourne All people respond to their environment. Whether we are happy or miserable is largely determined by what surrounds us. For happiness or even simply contentment to exist, certain things must be present and other things must be absent. What happens when we don’t have control over what is present or absent? … Read moreThe Importance of Environment: From Toxic to Healing

The Principles of Supported Living

  by Jay Kleinexcerpted from Not Just Another “Rung” on the Continuum, TASH Newsletter, 1994. Individualization Webster’s dictionary defines “individual” as a particular being or thing as distinguished from a class, species or collection, as single human being as contrasted with a social group or institution, as a single organism, as distinguished from a group, … Read moreThe Principles of Supported Living

1966 Summer

The summer of 1966 was wild and noisy. Vietnam had spiraled into a war. There was a growing immediacy to the civil rights movement. Demonstrations and community activism. Gas was thirty-two cents a gallon. Batman on TV, Ronald Reagan governor of California, the Berlin Wall was 5 years old. This was the world outside of … Read more1966 Summer