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Kayla McKeon - first lobbyist in DC with DNS
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Kayla McKeon dreamed of working in an office. As the first D.C. lobbyist with Down syndrome, she's living her dream while advocating for others.
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How amazing is Kayla McKeon? What an inspiration, don't you think?
What is she lobbying for? I don"t really get it. She is very very high functioning in the spectrum too
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Kudos to her. Shes extremely high functioning. What about those with Downs Syndrome who will never be self-sufficient. The right Laws are needed to protect them..
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My daughter is mentally handicap, and receives SSI. I moved her to a 24 hour group home when she was 19. They wanted her to work in this little shop across the street. They made mousetraps and assembled boxes and paid pennies per hour. It was like a little sweatshop. No contact with the public. It almost seemed illegal. I was in tears when I left. She now has her own apartment and works 20 hrs/week at a daycare 4 blocks away. She started at above minimum wage, and get periodic raises. My problem is that she cant have over $2000. And she's such a saver. Is there programs out there that will allow her to put money away?
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My daughter is mentally handicap, and receives SSI. I moved her to a 24 hour group home when she was 19. They wanted her to work in this little shop across the street. They made mousetraps and assembled boxes and paid pennies per hour. It was like a little sweatshop. No contact with the public. It almost seemed illegal. I was in tears when I left. She now has her own apartment and works 20 hrs/week at a daycare 4 blocks away. She started at above minimum wage, and get periodic raises. My problem is that she cant have over $2000. And she's such a saver. Is there programs out there that will allow her to put money away?
Does your daughter have a case manager? He or she should be able to help you with this. You may be able to set up a trust fund or joint savings account that will offer protection for her assets. Make sure you have a living will that will keep your estate from having to go into probate when you pass. You may need to find an attorney who sets these things up. Be sure to have someone who is trusted and willing to serve as a guardian.
That is right
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She is going to do great things.
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Even us" Normal" people lack in a lot of things also and everyone learns different.
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