Re: Experiences with/as disabled people in cohousing
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 08:28:31 -0800 (PST)
Hi all —

What community is this?

Thanks!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA
202.546.4654

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> On Mar 5, 2018, at 11:16 AM, Ann Lehman <ann [at] zimmerman-lehman.com> wrote:
> 
> From Karen Jolly who is a partially disable member of our community 
> 
> “First, there must be complete accessibility.  Our building does not meet 
> that requirement.
> 
> The community must recognize that the community tasks need to be assigned 
> with abilities in mind.  This means some folks may do the same task 
> indefinitely (like mopping floors) and there may not be an equal division of 
> responsibility.
> 
> The issue of potential extra care should be addressed.
> 
> Personally, cohousing is an excellent choice as long as the community has 
> addressed the extra care that may be required.  
> 
> Karen”
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Mar 4, 2018, at 5:56 PM, Joan Sidney <jssidney [at] sidneyfamily.org> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> As someone in a power wheelchair interested in co-housing, please share any
>> info. Thanks, Joan
>> 
>>> On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 8:27 PM, Allison Tom <allison.tom [at] telus.net> 
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello all,
>>> 
>>> I am working with a group of others from forming cohousing communities in
>>> the Vancouver, BC, area. We are planning to host a session about disability
>>> in cohousing at the upcoming Canadian Cohousing Conference.
>>> 
>>> I met today with the others in this panel. Turns out we all have
>>> experience with disability in some form, but none of us has yet lived in
>>> cohousing.
>>> 
>>> The four of us have all run across attitudes ranging from caution to
>>> hostility from experienced cohousers when we’ve talked about wanting to be
>>> sure “inclusivity” includes disabled people.  I think we need to learn more
>>> about what lies behind this apprehension.
>>> 
>>> I would love to hear from anyone who is willing to talk to me about
>>> experiences that have given rise to this caution, as well as experiences
>>> that might counter the caution. Please feel free to reply on or off list. I
>>> won’t repeat any stories without specific permission.
>>> 
>>> Thank you,
>>> 
>>> Allison Tom
>>> Allison.tom [at] telus.net
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>> 
>> 
>> -- 
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>> Body of Diminishing Motion
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>> Hoffer Legacy Finalist 2015
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>> (Antrimhouse)
>> Special Research Associate / Writer in Residence
>> University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish
>> Life
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