"So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rate Your Government

Yet another survey, this one from CHAG (Community Homes Action Group), formed a few years ago to gather information and provide help for good housing options for people with developmental disabilities.
In June 2013, the Government of Nova Scotia accepted the work of a joint Community-Government Advisory Committee on Transforming the Services to Persons with Disabilities Program (called the Roadmap). Before that, people with developmental disabilities may find it hard to do many things that most people can do easily. These disabilities can make it hard to learn, speak, tell others what you want, work with others and take care of daily needs. Developmental disabilities are present at birth or develop before 18 years of age. People can have more than one disability. 
CHAG wants to know the opinions of people on the status of services for people with development disabilities three years into the Roadmap. Please help us by filling out a short survey.
We are sending the survey to many people to learn Nova Scotians’ thoughts about the Roadmap. CHAG will create a “report card” that we will share with others. We have two goals: 
1. To make people aware of the critical issues facing people with developmental disabilities and their families; and
2. To encourage government to take action on these issues. 
Do you think the Roadmap has helped or not helped people living with developmental disabilities, their loved ones and service providers? Please tell us what you think. 
You do not have to give your name or tell us about yourself. No one will know that you filled-in this survey. Nothing about who you are will be kept with your answers. Please answer as many of the seven survey questions as you can. You can stop at any time. Clicking the link says that you know your answers will be kept private and that you agree to try the survey.
Please complete this survey by December 1, 2016. Make your opinion count!
As a community, I firmly believe that we really need to hold the government's feet to the fire on the issue of the Roadmap.

After all, if not us, then who? Please take the survey.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Breaking News from the National Self-Represented Litigants Project

You might recall me going on a bit in the past about this beast known as "unbundled legal services".



That's what I'm talking about.

But much more importantly, that's what I would be very happy to talk with you about.