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Citizenship and Employment

Rights, Responsibilities & Beyond

Carol Blessing, LMSW

Senior Extension Associate

What do we mean by citizenship

Framing Question:

What do we mean by ‘citizenship’?

The moral ideal of citizenship simonduffy blogspot com
The Moral Ideal of Citizenship simonduffy.blogspot.com

He is a citizen – disguised as a non-citizen and our duty is to take off the disguise

Citizenship and the role of place
Citizenship and the Role of Place

Missouri AID

Petitioned U.S. Senate

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Senate, Dept. of Mental Health, MO House, MO Senate, President of the U.S.,

U.S. House

Protect Sheltered Workshops

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), which includes mental retardation, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, have the right to choose where they work and where they live. We believe that sheltered workshops are the only places where some individuals can work and function as productive members of the community.

All in favor
All in Favor…

zera Coleman CARUTHERSVILLE, MO about 1 year ago (as of April 18, 2014)


it is a dignafied way for handicapped to make themselves feel useful

sherri hudgens CARUTHERSVILLE, MO about 1 year ago


I think everyone should have a chance to do something with their lives. Not all individuals are made to work in the public but they should have a place to work that they feel safe going to.

Brenda Doody ADRIAN, MO about 1 year ago


Everyone needs to feel needed and feel like they are serving a purpose even people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Sheltered workshops fill this need.


Are sheltered workshops for disabled exploitation, or a lifeline?By Bob Shaw Pioneer Press St. Paul, MN


Weaver admits the jobs at Achieve are repetitive -- but says that's exactly what his clients want.

"These jobs would drive a lot of people crazy in half an hour," he said. "But our people love them.“

Lynne Megan recalled a phone call she got recently from a warehouse. "They said: 'Our forklifts are dirty. Who would like to clean them?' " said Megan, CEO of TSE Inc., a not-for-profit company in Ramsey County that supports people who have disabilities.

"My folks were jumping at that opportunity.


Supported employment excellence leading the way

What’s this got to do with us?? lifeline?

Supported employment excellence: leading the way

Place matters
Place Matters lifeline?

  • WHERE people show up matters

  • HOW people show up matters

  • WHO people are surrounded by matters

Citizenship by ideal
Citizenship by Ideal lifeline?

  • The seeds of personal power and greatness were planted and bequeathed to human beings at birth…we are born gifted and with purpose

  • Everyone has a right to discover and reach for their purpose through access to equal opportunity and experience

  • Everyone has a responsibility to actively engage and to contribute these gifts for the good of humanity

Gifts of the heart lifeline?

Gifts of the mind

Gifts of meaning

Gifts of the hands

Adapted from the work of

Aristotle Bancale

Gifts of the spirit

Aug 25, 2014 lifeline?


Cracker barrel 3 questions and a turn around
Cracker-Barrel: 3 Questions and a Turn-Around lifeline?

  • How are we standing on what we are trying to lift?

  • Where have we become complacent in our expectations about people with disabilities and employment/citizenship?

  • How do you invite another’s higher purpose to show up and find expression?

    Turnaround: How will I activate the concept of citizenship in my work/life/community roles?