Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Special Gifts

This blog post is written by Robin Moses,
the director of the Madonna Workshop. 

Some view personal disabilities as a hindrance, but at the Madonna Workshop we see individuals with special gifts. Each person has talents that benefit not only himself but also others. 

No one at our shop views their challenges as a way of disqualifying themselves from living a self-sufficient and full life.

They teach us in so many ways to have patience and to appreciate the little things which we might otherwise take for granted. Many days, they teach us that the only real disability in life is a bad attitude.

When I meet with families, it fills my heart with joy to hear parents say:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


This week we are sharing an interview with Ryan de la Garza a member of the Madonna Workshop staff. After fulfilling a variety of job roles at the Madonna School, he moved to the Workshop in 2011 to manage client programs. His care and attention to detail allow members of the Madonna Community to continue to learn and be active members of society.

You've met him before as a guest blogger focusing his attention on clients. To understand the value of the Madonna Shop and the work they do for the community, it helps to also meet the staff and hear their perspective:
link to the official
Madonna School Website