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May 31, 2016

How LFSVA works for us

Hi, I’m Mikey and I’m Robbie. We are brothers and we both have Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, which means we can feel everything, but we can’t move. When our noses are itchy we need help to scratch. We live with our great-grandmother. She also has health problems and is unable to lift us or move us. […]

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April 27, 2016

Families Come in All Shapes & Sizes

See what happens when one caring mother opens her home and her heart to an individual with disabilities Sheri, Miah and Katherine look like a happy family – and they are. But not in the way you might think. Sheri Perch moved into a brand new home outside of Louisa, a charming small town in […]

January 7, 2014

A new definition of caring

By Eric Gordon Note: Direct Support Professionals work side-by-side with our individuals with developmental disabilities to make sure that they have the opportunity for the most abundant life possible at home and in the community. Mr. Gordon looks at how Lutheran Family Services has helped the people who do this challenging work learn and grow. […]

March 17, 2013

Beyond labels: Putting the person first, not the disability

What is a disability? I have given that a lot of thought. Most of my career has been spent in direct service to adults with disabilities, and I have wondered about the best way to share with people how labels can be a barrier to truly understanding the reality of another’s life. A lot of […]

Caregivers share their experiences, and we hope you will, too

I have driven by the orange “No Merge Lane” sign on my commute to work hundreds of times. The drivers who join the heavy stream of traffic have to come up to speed instantly — and stay there. One morning I was thinking about caregivers as I zipped past the sign and realized how often there […]

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