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Ginger – What kind of work do you do?

Ginger – What kind of work do you do?

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I for many years, for 20-years, I coordinated peer support and peer counseling program. And that was, I'm employed by, by an independent living center, but we had a contract with the rehabilitation, the rehab center, and so, my work was at the re... Show More

I for many years, for 20-years, I coordinated peer support and peer counseling program. And that was, I'm employed by, by an independent living center, but we had a contract with the rehabilitation, the rehab center, and so, my work was at the rehab center. And what I did was coordinate a group of volunteers, and train them to be able to go and meet with newly injured spinal cord patients and their families, if they wished, and talk about life with a disability, because this was brand new to new patients. But it becomes pretty old hat to those of us living who are with a disability. And I firmly, so it's really peer counseling, and I firmly believe that the best expert is the person who's living with the disability. A couple of years ago, I decided that was, it was time for a change. And so now, I am part of a team that is the arts and culture team at the independent living center, where I work. And what we do is coordinate events to promote disability culture, and pride and arts. People who are working artists who have disabilities.

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Ginger – What kind of work do you do?

Ginger

Injured in 1984 at age 44, quadriplegic
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I for many years, for 20-years, I coordinated peer support and peer counseling program. And that was, I'm employed by, by an independent living center, but we had a contract with the rehabilitation, the rehab center, and so, my work was at the rehab center. And what I did was coordinate a group of volunteers, and train them to be able to go and meet with newly injured spinal cord patients and their families, if they wished, and talk about life with a disability, because this was brand new to new patients. But it becomes pretty old hat to those of us living who are with a disability. And I firmly, so it's really peer counseling, and I firmly believe that the best expert is the person who's living with the disability. A couple of years ago, I decided that was, it was time for a change. And so now, I am part of a team that is the arts and culture team at the independent living center, where I work. And what we do is coordinate events to promote disability culture, and pride and arts. People who are working artists who have disabilities.

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