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citizeninuproar said...

It is truly heart breaking to see a child that is disabled. However, this is reality and we cannot expect these doctors and therapists to work for free. They have to make a living to provide for their families. Therefore, it seems to reason that the TEAMS Center has to operate as a business even if it's nonprofit business. I even heard a parent refer to Mr.Charman's decision to close the center due to lack of funds to what would Jesus say. Well, let me ask you all the same question. The truth is there are services available for children with disabilities. There is a law in this country. It's called PL 94-142 of the American Disabilities Act, or IDEA which gives every child the right to have a free and appropriate education with the least restrictve environment. If you feel the system is not providing that, then you need to fight for your child's civil rights. The term appropriate to you may not mean the same as the educational system and it may not mean an i pad. The same services are offered within the community that were offered at TEAMS. I hear a sense of entitlement from these postings I have read. That is that same sense if entitlement that has put our country in the financial position that it is in right now. We all see bad things happen to good people for no reason. The devastating tornadoes that killed hundreds, people diagnosed with cancer, fatal accidents, and the lives that were lost to defend our country. Not one of them derserves or asks for it to happen, it just happens. That is life!!

August 10, 2011 at 6:32 p.m.
citizeninuproar said...

Comments Continued...It is truly heart breaking to see a child that is disabled. However, this is reality and we cannot expect these doctors and therapists to work for free. They have to make a living to provide for their families. Therefore, it seems to reason that the TEAMS Center has to operate as a business even if it's nonprofit business. I even heard a parent refer to Mr.Charman's decision to close the center due to lack of funds to what would Jesus say. Well, let me ask you all the same question. The truth is there are services available for children with disabilities. There is a law in this country. It's called PL 94-142 of the American Disabilities Act, or IDEA which gives every child the right to have a free and appropriate education with the least restrictve environment. If you feel the system is not providing that, then you need to fight for your child's civil rights. The term appropriate to you may not mean the same as the educational system and it may not mean an i pad. The same services are offered within the community that were offered at TEAMS. I hear a sense of entitlement from these postings I have read. That is that same sense if entitlement that has put our country in the financial position that it is in right now. We all see bad things happen to good people for no reason. The devastating tornadoes that killed hundreds, people diagnosed with cancer, fatal accidents, and the lives that were lost to defend our country. Not one of them derserves or asks for it to happen, it just happens. That is life!!

August 10, 2011 at 5:56 p.m.
citizeninuproar said...

I am outraged about the hatred and accusations of this so called corruption scam against one man named Peter Charmane or I mean Charman. You could at least spell his name correctly. Mr.Charman has been accused of some pretty serious charges as fraud, conspiracy, mishandling state funds, shutting down a 50 year old service that helps disabled children so he can staff his private company or to make his hiring pool larger for his private company. These are allegations made by some parents who are angry that the TEAM Center will no longer be able to provide those services due to the cut of state funding. One parent stated that he was using the same building to run his private company and the TEAM Center due to the address being the same. They failed to mention that this company according to records employs one person other than himself and that his company contracted services for Companies on site. So much for the stacking of resumes for one position or that company was operating in the same building as TEAM Center. You all could at least report all of the facts. Maybe he just prefers getting all of his mail at the same address. It seems that TEAM Center has helped thousands of disabled children and adults through the years. They have been quite fortunate to have all of those services offered in one place with the best doctors and therapists around and funded by the state. One parent stated that Hamilton County did not offer services for her disabled child. Another stated that she was promised and angry becuse she had yet received i pad so that her nonverbal child could use to communicate. Well, maybe if you hadn't spent so much time worrying about what others were not doing you would have found that there are other ways to help your child communicate such as using picture cues and a go talk machine. I have seen both of these methods used and proven to be effective. I have been working with disabled children for about 17 years. Their disabliites range from midly impaired to severely and profoundly impaired. I also have a family memeber who is autistic. So I understand some of the frustrations that I have read about in the postings.

August 10, 2011 at 5:54 p.m.
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