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Welcome. I'm Lynda Kohn and this is my disabilities Info. My site's goal is to show resources equally for people with disabilities, families, and professionals. There are many sites aimed at people with disabilities only. Realize there is definitely overlap. Many special needs persons are also parents and/or professionals. There are resources for you too.

The links are for information purposes only. They are not approved or disapproved.. Knowledge is empowerment. Being empowered is great importance. Personal definition: knowing your rights, options so you can advocate for yourself. "Nothing about us without us. The health sites arn't meant to replace your physican. The webmaster of these sites may know heir facts, your physician knows you

Update. Jerry unfortunately, sadly passed away from Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia. He received the best medical care but his cancer was too severe. His intelligence, humor, compassion for people with disabilities will be missed. I believe his spirit lives on. Please note everything in this paragraph regarding Jerry should be in the past tense. My husband, Jerry and Ilived in an apt. in Phila,PA near U. of Penn and Drexel U. We're involved in Artists for Recovery. AFR is a group that encourages creativity for those who have either or both mental illness/substance abuse problems. They have performance space, art shows, rap groups. To me its lively, stimulating and fun. Update Artist Worker AFR Art Gallery

've been exhibiting my art in various group disabled artists shows since the 1980s. I've been in four juried shows, Media, Haverford and Westchester PA NYC Soho Gallery 138 Gallery. Academy of Fine Art. Also shown at New Arts Salon, University City Arts League, four times, Port of History Museum, The Antiquarian, an Old City Art Gallery, Allens Lane Art Center, Community Education Center. Phila. PA. I've been in a special disabled artist group show at Phila. Museum of Art. 12/98. A reporter- Phila. Inquirer wrote"My art was sophisticated." Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center- Rutgers University, Johnstown PA, Orlando FL, Cincinnatti OH. Won several awards for my creativity and even better sold some works for several hundred dollars. Future artshows in the works. Studied at Phila. College of Art,Tyler. Update. Taking a print making course at the Gallery where I work.

Dad was born with Waardenburg syndrome and so was I. WS is a leading cause of genetic congenital deafness.Because of Waardenburg my left eye is blue/hazel. Right eye blue. Dad isn't deaf. Retired musician. Mom had male cousin with Tourettes.TS a major tic disorder. Varying degrees of severity. Trying to control tics are like trying to control a sneeze. Sometimes if you try you can control. Other times, no matter how hard you struggle you can't. TS is closely related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Being treated with medication for this disorder by a very understanding mental health professional. Hope I don't get obsessed with this site. :).lol. My slightly older sister is a successful saleswoman who's clients include several classical and New Age record labels. My women friends and I are into disability rights, peace, feminism, the environment, Spirtualities, tolerance, TV Sci-Fi, Star Trek spinoffs, X-Files and cats and dogs Here's some stuff about me. I live in Phila,PA. I work at a social service agency for people with disabilities. I am on the Disability Advocacy committee. I am an Obama supporter. I am reading a book on Atlantis, Kasper Hauser, Iraqi history. Participated in a local Meetup on Metaphysics. One topic discussed was Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" and the book, film "What the bleep do we know."

Here are some paintings I did from Coalition Ingenu. A group for artists with various disabilities.
Here's my father's site. He's on Wikipedia and www.imdb.com
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I believe this is how its so much better to praise, encourage, then to criticize. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise. Author: Charles Schwab