Monday, September 3, 2012
Up north with SP (not a DS post :o)
There is a whole psychology approach (that teaches at Universities and trains providers/staff across the country), that discourages using food as a motivator for people with developmental disabilities.
Try telling that to SP. At 57 years young, she will not even get out of her bed or get into her bed! without the offering of "pop" or coffee. And she'd gladly take a beer, but I warn her it's dangerous with her meds. (she tells me she doesn't care ;o)
SP was my first group home client that taught me, believe it or not~ I don't know everything about women with developmental disabilities!! SP is complicated. She keeps us humble. She keeps us on our toes!
This is her new patio rocking chair~ she loves it! Her old one wore out.
So of course then SP who had been begging all winter to go camping, (we had very little snow and a really warm winter) decided she did not want to go! ugh.
Twenty three years ago this Labor Day weekend SP moved in.
We thank God and her wonderful family for sharing her with us!