posted on January 09, 2014 11:38
Jonathan’s dream is to be a composer. Over the past 12 months Jonathan has been learning about music composition and has collaborated with Tom, his friend from U Mass Dartmouth, to write his first song titled "Family". What makes this achievement more remarkable is that Jonathan uses an augmentative communication device (Tobii) that he accesses using his eyes. In the middle of the song he uses the tobii to announce the members of his family.
Jonathan's story exemplifies the importance of the Real Lives bill, which expands the ability of people to direct their own public funds. It requires that the administration implement certain new policies and procedures so as to allow public funds to be used as flexibly as possible by the individual or family.
Thanks to Dianne for sharing with us!