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Spring 2013: A System in Crisis PDF Version
Fall 2012: Inclusive Education PDF version
Summer 2012: Accessibility in the Granite State PDF version
Spring 2012: Putting the Squeeze on Care PDF version
Fall 2011: Supporting a Quality Life PDF version
Summer 2011: Getting a Foot in the Door PDF version
Winter/Spring 2011: Rising to the Challenge: ASD in New Hampshire PDF Version
- An article by self advocate Roberta Gallant, Learning from My Experiences, was mistakenly left out of the Rap Sheet.
- Shortly after the story about Cory Pierson, “Looking for Respect at Margaritas,” ran in the last Rap Sheet, angry people around the state contacted Margaritas to express their outrage at the treatment Cory received. Cory and the Rap Sheet were quickly contacted by Bob Hoffmeister, the new President and COO of Margaritas, who had not been involved in the original decision to put Cory on a “do not serve” list. Bob was deeply and sincerely sorry about the treatment Cory received at the hands of the former COO. Bob invited Cory and his friends and family for drinks and dinner on the house, and spared no expense. He presented Cory with a Margaritas shirt, and Mexican hats for the whole party. A good time was had by all. Upon parting, there were hugs and kisses all around. Cory plans to put Margaritas back on his list of favorite watering holes.
- A story about the poor quality of services didn't make it into the Rap sheet. Sean Magoon testified at the March 6 hearing about his son, Sean Jr.'s services through an Area Agency. The neglect of Sean's medical needs, and the indifference of QA and complaint investigators, almost cost him his life. Read his full testimony here.
Summer 2004: Transition to Adulthood, text pdf version
Due to lack of space, two stories did not make it into this issue. Read them here:
Read the Concord Monitor article about Todd.