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We All Need a Superhero

The Marvel Cinematic Universe just wrapped up 10 years and 21 movies with Avengers: Endgame breaking all kinds of box office records. I, myself, couldn’t stand not seeing the movie for more than two days after it came out for fear that some schmuck was going blurt out the ending within earshot. I overheard someone talking about … Continued

Signs Everywhere

By Melanie Anderson Options is excited to welcome our first consumer, Sofia, and personal support staff, Monet, who are Deaf.  Sofia and Monet plan to offer a sign language class soon so be on the lookout for that announcement.  In honor of them, here is some information on Deaf Awareness. Not the Same in All … Continued

New Normal

By Aaron Zint There was once a newly married couple making a roast for dinner. As they were preparing the food, the wife went to put the roast in the pan, but before doing so, she cut six inches off the end. “Why did you do that?” asked the husband. “That’s how you make a … Continued

Ways to Build Community

By Melanie Anderson   Labels I have been working in this “industry” nearing 27 years now; the industry of supporting people with disabilities.  While I am eternally grateful to have made a fulfilling career from assisting others, I am keenly aware that our industry has a way of perverting concepts and making labels.  One of … Continued

Point Positive: Person Centered Thinking

A Great Hair Stylist Having a great hair stylist is pretty important. I had the same stylist for many years and when I moved to a new area, I dreaded the trial and error of finding a new person.  In 5 years, I never found a stylist that really worked for me and it actually … Continued

Fun Announcement!

We’ve got a fun announcement today.  Watch the video below from Eric and Sadie Hess to learn more about Option’s new partnership.  Our community is expanding which means more opportunity for connection, collaboration and community.  We can’t wait to meet our Compass friends!

Languages of Appreciation

Love Languages Imagine a Brazilian man who only speaks Portuguese, is trying to say, “I love you very much!” to a Chinese woman who only speaks Mandarin. She will probably have no idea what he is talking about and may even be frightened by the demonstrative way he’s saying it, if he’s anything like the … Continued

Day of the Deaf

Deaf Awareness Week The last week in September  is the start of Deaf Awareness Week and during the month of September, many organizations hold activities to celebrate and to educate people about deafness. Companies and agencies often mark the event, and schools, colleges, and universities hold awareness events. Amusement parks, such as Six Flags hold … Continued