Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Gray Matters

Gray Matters Brain Injury
     Support Group


                        Sharp Rehab Conference Room
                    2999 Health Center Dr.
                  February 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Be supported and feel encouraged!


Guest Speakers:

Tom Riis and Darah Gerou
from Access to Independence

They will be presenting:

Assistive Technology
-       How technology can be individualized to help with your needs

Housing and Employment
  -     How Access to Independence can help you in your search


Heidi Lerner, M.A.
Support Group Facilitator
Life Enhancement Coach


Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Disabled"

“Disabled”

I must analyze
The definition of this word,

For the underlying meaning
Is somewhat absurd.

  Disabled?
Do you mean UN-abled?

 No, not me,
To that I say “Hey!”

I’ll get through that obstacle,
My own little way,

Please understand,
I don’t think that I’m so great,
I’ve just learned to compensate.

Are you diss-ing me,
Just because I have trouble
With my memory?

We’re moving on in time,
For sure,

“Handicapped” isn’t politically correct
Anymore.

People with a disability
Are not handicapped,

We’re not passive,
Our potential is there to be tapped.


Our challenges
We want you to understand,

But in your mind,
Don’t put us in the “handicap” brand.

We’re in a different time,
It’s a different paradigm.

We look at ourselves
In quite a different light.

We believe we can do
Whatever we put in sight!

“Disabled”,
If you assume my inability
Through this name…

ADA, IDEA,
My rights and integrity I can legally claim.

Overcoming challenges,
Makes a person strong -

Strength in mind,
Togetherness in heart,
Help us to keep on keeping on!

Heidi Lerner

Author  -  Poet

    Support Group Facilitator

Life Enhancement Coach

heidi@graymatters4u.com

www.graymatters4u.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

                            This was sent to me by a survivor on Linked In                                  to describe their feeling about my work.