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Monday, November 5, 2018

CNN’s Article on Nat and Voting

CNN just published a print story of the voting booklet that I made for Nat for this election. I tried to figure out just what he would need to understand, in order to vote like a responsible citizen. I did guide him to consider being a Democrat, the same as I do for my other two sons, because it is my responsibility as their mother to make sure the actions they take have only a positive impact on their lives. But I have created a more general, more neutral format of the booklet that I will share here and hopefully others with developmental and cognitive disabilities will use it and be able to vote:  Voting-Public Version
Also, here is a nonpartisan guide to teaching voting, put out by 3L Place, a service provider in Massachusetts that is all cutting-edge, holistic, intellectually stimulating in its approach to people with developmental disabilities.
Use, enjoy, spread the word, and vote!

6 comments

This is so awesome – thank you for doing this! I live in NY and will use this guide with my daughter.

— added by Mary Beth on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Yayyyy!

— added by Susan Senator on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Delighted to have stumbled upon your books,voting booklet and blog. Our daughter just turned 18…she wasn’t ready to vote this tim3 but if we start now with help from your booklet she may be in two years… I feel a little hopeful for the first time in years…

— added by Angel Pitts on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:18 pm

Thanks! I hope she votes! That makes *me* feel hopeful!

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:17 am

See, God knew what he was doing when he gave you a special needs son!
Look at what Angel Pitts says above and on those hard days don’t forget it! You are an inspiration to many!

— added by Winnie on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Thanks, Winnie! I am so beyond happy that He gave me Nat.
BTW the Minnesota Secretary of State asked permission to print and distribute the voting booklet! Real change happening!!

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

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