True & Nonfictional: Life Experiences with Autism

Devon Ray Hillary is the author his autobiography titled, “Life Experiences with Autism and Mild Intellectual Disability.” He has his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Nyack College. He plays the piano, organ, and keyboard. Featured in this episode is Devon Ray Hillary himself playing piano and organ from his YouTube Channel. 

Mentioned in this Episode: Three ideas. Three Contradictions. Or not 

Turning Toward Love: Communion, Compassion and Community

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In this episode you'll hear from Alexa, Jane, and Lenny as they share stories of transformation through relationships. As promised, see below for the words of Lenny's poem and Jean Vanier book recommendations. 

Do For One was invited to take part in an event hosted by Agora and Redeemer West Side titled, “Turning Toward Love.” It was a conversation between Amy Julia Becker and Andy Crouch. 

It was a conversation that invites us to respond to privilege with generosity, humility, and hope, and opens us up to questions we are afraid to ask, so that we can walk further from fear and closer to love, in all its fragile and mysterious possibilities.  

Jean Vanier books: From Brokenness to Community, Becoming Human, Befriending the Stranger

It Only Takes Two (or a few)

by Lenny Dominguez

Relationships don't always work out as it is, because we can all break apart from each other.

People Run 100 Miles & Everywhere They Can To Be in a Relationship With Anybody They Want To Be With & Share Their Love With.

New York City can be such a drag. In my group home, people go to programs during the day and don’t hang out with friends that much. 

I don’t know if many people feel that way, being lonely. Do you feel that way? Like you’re stuck on an island?

Relationships Need To Settle The Score Without Hate Inside Your Own Skin & It Only Takes Two People Or A Few People To Confess & Be Truthful.

I have been such a wonderful guy who is always looking for ways to come across and meet new people.

When I met Jesse, it was at the Do For One party and was the middle of Fall, before Halloween. We just talked about different things that we liked…Pokémon, rollercoasters, pizza and so on. He works at Columbia University. We share a lot of laughs.

On my birthday, we went to Harlem Tavern and I ate a hamburger and french fries and that was so good.

I remember when we played Super Mario Party with his roommates Kyle and Conner and his girlfriend Sarabeth (she sucks at video games). That was really fun!

When  I think of my friendship with Jesse, words I think of are wonderful, laughable, and togetherness. We kinda stick together like glue. 

I’m excited to see the Pokémon movie together.

Relationships Are An Everlasting Love & It Lasts Forever from Sundown Until The Break Of Dawn.

People Need To Come Together As A Family, Find Peace & Work Together So They Can Bring Justice Around The World. What would justice look like in New York City, or in my home? What do you think?

Rescued by Adoption: The Power of Social Roles

"The Key would not fit in one of these doors. Why? Because that was the key that took me out of Willowbrook." - Jerry

What was the real "key" that got Jerry out of Willowbrook? This episode offers us a lesson on the power of social roles when facing the many negative perceptions of disability. Our friend Jerry shares his story.  

Credits: 

Written, Narrated, and Produced by Andrew Oliver.

Email: andrew@doforone.org 

Guest voices include Nicki and Jerry Robinson

Mentioned in this episode: https://wolfwolfensberger.com/

Music: https://soundcloud.com/ottobotte

Visit www.DoForOne.org/belongingtogether for more info. 

The Do For One Story 2: The Problem with Institutional Thinking

There’s no map for this unintended journey between two young teenagers who meet in a mental institution. Through love and loyalty, a better way of living is made possible for us all. 

Email Jack, our special guest in this episode here: johncallaghan54@gmail.com

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The Do For One Story 1: A Historical Perspective on Disability

There’s no map for this unintended journey between two young teenagers who meet in a mental institution. Through love and loyalty, a better way of living is made possible for us all. 

email Jack, our special guest in this episode here: johncallaghan54@gmail.com

Jack is pictured left. Tony is pictured right.

Jack is pictured left. Tony is pictured right.

Introducing Belonging Together

Devon Ray Hillary   My name is Devon Hillary; I am a new debut author of 2016. I was born in Bronx, New York U.S.A. (North America) as a Jamaican-Caribbean descendent. I graduated High School in 2006 with a full High School diploma, and graduated out of College in 2013 as a Bachelor in Music. And speaking of music, I am an instrumental musician who plays the piano organ, and keyboard. I planned to publish my recorded music, someday or sooner or later, if God's willing.  My first new book, an autobiography, which I created myself about my special-need life, is not only to pick up and read, but to know what type of person I am, overall, especially along with my autism and mild intellectual disability all my life, since at two-and-a-half years of age. The paperback versions was first published on July 18, 2016, and then the electronic versions first published on August 13, 2016.  You can purchase his book on amazon  here

Devon Ray Hillary

My name is Devon Hillary; I am a new debut author of 2016. I was born in Bronx, New York U.S.A. (North America) as a Jamaican-Caribbean descendent. I graduated High School in 2006 with a full High School diploma, and graduated out of College in 2013 as a Bachelor in Music. And speaking of music, I am an instrumental musician who plays the piano organ, and keyboard. I planned to publish my recorded music, someday or sooner or later, if God's willing.

My first new book, an autobiography, which I created myself about my special-need life, is not only to pick up and read, but to know what type of person I am, overall, especially along with my autism and mild intellectual disability all my life, since at two-and-a-half years of age. The paperback versions was first published on July 18, 2016, and then the electronic versions first published on August 13, 2016.

You can purchase his book on amazon here

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Dr. Wolf WolfensBerger

Learn more here:

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