October 25th 2007
Spinal Cord Injury Information & Resource Directory
DAD on WHEELS
Biography & Directory of Previous columns
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"Employment of the Disabled: What are the Choices?"
"A Medical Condition: Every Person Should Know!"
"A Biography of a Memory"
"To Be Free Or Not To Be Free; A Nursing Home Debate"
Leslie Johnson, columnist for Paralinks
Leslie writes the Bi-Monthly column: 'Dad on Wheels'.
|I have been in the wheelchair, since the age of sixteen, from drinking and driving. I broke my neck and it left me paralyzed from the neck down, which is called a quadriplegic. I have my Associates in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Social Work. I have two children and a beautiful wife. I have always been an advocate for people with disabilities, one way or another, since my car wreck. I have spoke to many school age children, of all ages, in Illinois and Iowa. In Illinois, I started a disability advocacy group from scratch and am now itís still operating. I was involved in writing, creating, and implementing the Mayorís Commission for the Disabled. Also, I was chosen my the Department of Rehabilitation, through the State of Illinois, for the top twelve successful stories for a person that has a disability in 2004, which the honor was to be on the calendar sent throughout the state, so I am Mr. November. I am currently enrolled in a University receiving my Masterís in Elementary Education. I have written several poems and currently in the process of completing a childrenís book. I love to write about motivation and inspirational stories that impact the community. - Leslie A. Johnson, BSW - firstname.lastname@example.org|
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