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Colin Buckwalter's Story


COLIN: What do I enjoy about directing my own services? I like to choose what to do and I teach my aides to help me.



COLIN: Tell us about a time when I and my SSP tried something new in the community. My SSP and I went to Ephrata Linear Trail, walked eight miles. It gave me an idea for my website. My SSP's awesome.



COLIN: What is challenging about directing my own services and supports? It's really hard finding good people and hiring them. Supports broker helps me a lot.


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This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant 1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.





Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service