This is a book of stories composed by staff members of Options in Community Living between 1987 and 1991 . These people wrote and read their stories to one another during regularly scheduled staff meetings as a contribution to personal and organizational renewal.
As the number of stories grew, Options staff began to share some of them with others concerned about building community with people with disabilities. They discovered that their stories effectively communicate some of the qualities of thought and action that make their work distinctive and meaningful.
edited by John O’Brien & Connie Lyle O’Brien;
Forward by Steve Taylor
Staff Author Contributors: Ellen Backus, Peter Bazur-Leidy, Timothy Boylan, Theresa Fishier, Missy Fizzell, Kathy Hart, Cindy Herschleb, Sharron Hubbard, Gail Jacob, Kathy Lemke, Carol Lofgren, Amy Lutzke, Kathryn Mazack, Polly Molenaar, Janet Morgan, Gretchen Mullins, Sid Nichols, Julie Nichols-Younes, Maureen Quinlan, Sarah Salzwedel, Gwen Schmidt, Alice Sosinsky, Diane Steele, Kim Turner, Leslie Wilmot.