Breaking Ground 107 (Sept. 2021)
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Breaking Ground 107
- Breaking Ground 107 - How to Use Technology for Connection and Independence
- Breaking Ground 107 - Keeping the Peace with Google Home
- Breaking Ground 107 - Podcast: "The Landscape” of Disability
- Breaking Ground 107 - Project Search: The Place for Opportunity
- Breaking Ground 107 - Transformation at Every Level: Change Comes to VR
- Breaking Ground 107 - VR business services match employers to workers
- Breaking Ground 107 - Rosie Roaming: Have Wheels, Will Travel
- Breaking Ground 107- New Center for Decision-Making Support
- Breaking Ground 107 - Stories from Family Support
- Breaking Ground 107 - Enabling Tech Paves a Path to Independence
Introduction by Executive Director Wanda Willis
Those of us who work in the disability field are talking more than ever about technology. It’s not just a trendy topic. Technology has reshaped how all of us connect and move through the world. While that brings challenges, it also offers opportunities. Changes in technology offer the chance for many people with disabilities to take back control and get rid of barriers in their lives.
In this issue of Breaking Ground, you’ll read about how Rosie Dunn found belonging on social media – and now uses her platform to share disabled joy. You’ll also get some practical tips on apps and tools that can support community inclusion and independence. You’ll read about a podcast that explores the landscape of disability and points the way toward what’s possible.
As technology keeps changing, the Council will keep pushing the conversation about how we can tap its potential for our Tennessee disability community. It’s part of a bigger question at the core of our work: How can we make sure people with disabilities steer their own lives as much as possible, getting the support and services they need for their vision of a good life?
You’ll see that theme in stories about projects the Council helped fund: the new Center for Decision-Making Support, and person-centered training for our state’s biggest employment program for people with disabilities. You’ll also see it in stories about how our extra funding to the Family Support program helped families during the pandemic.
Happy reading, everyone, and have a safe and healthy fall!