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You and I (adult version)

Other “You and I” comparisons are out there; this is another that can hopefully generate positive change.Not all scenarios apply to all people, but they represent the real lives of too many adults with developmental disabilities.
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You’re frustrated, sad, scared, or angry.

I’m told I have inappropriate behavior.

You’re addicted to coffee, chocolate, texting, reality TV, and more.
I’m told I have obsessions, and others use these as rewards or punishments in my behavior plan.

You eat what you want, when you want.

I’m told what and when I can eat.

You protect your personal space and property.

I have no right to personal space and property.

You speak up and defend yourself.

I’m described as noncompliant.​


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New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense

 DISABILITY IS NATURAL!

You get help from co-workers in

your new job.


I’m told I need

a job coach.