Achieve With Us

Category: Advocacy

  • Why We Go to The Mall

    Why We Go to The Mall

    When we use the phrase “A Life Like Yours” (ALLY), we mean it. We want every person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to be able to enjoy the freedoms and joys of independent living just like you and me. That’s why our Direct Support Professionals and “consumers” (folks…

  • Meet Mark

    Meet Mark

    Growing up in Minnesota, I remember a local woman named Suzy who would ride her bike daily through our neighborhood, making a point of getting to know everyone she came across. Suzy had an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) and brightened everyone’s day with her caring attitude and positive disposition.

  • Meet Karen

    Meet Karen

    Karen L. Rowell is an associate attorney with Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Ms. Rowell grew up in Roanoke County, Virginia, graduating from Cave Spring High School. She received her baccalaureate degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech and her juris doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at…

  • Medicaid Waiver Waitlist Now exceeds 13,000: Local Family Continues Wait after 16 Years

    Medicaid Waiver Waitlist Now exceeds 13,000: Local Family Continues Wait after 16 Years

    The other day, I was having a conversation with a young man who had just had his second child. He was sharing how much his life had changed over the years, how his responsibilities had increased and about the many adjustments parenthood required. He then looked at me and asked,…