[blindkid] SSI question

Arielle Silverman arielle71 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 15:31:30 UTC 2013

Hi Leah,

As someone without direct SSI experience, I would be interested to
know what facts have been misrepresented in this article and what the
correct information is?


On 6/25/13, Leah Pratt Roberts <hikingshoes at gmail.com> wrote:
> First, my child is young. I have no direct experience with the problems of
> lack of independence in blind young adults in the US, and I realize they do
> exist.
> But I am shocked that FR would publish  a piece that 1) factually
> misrepresents SSI to such a great extent; and 2) subtly encourages that
> noninvolvement and ignorance about rules related to SSI is acceptable.
> The piece is filled with propaganda. I understand the value of dramatic
> stories in warning people, but the misinformation in the piece could harm
> families.
> I'll rejoin the discussion after I've picked my jaw up off the floor.
> Leah
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