Sibling Stories


 

 

Sibling Stories

This is the first of what I hope will be many Sibling Stories about the siblings of developmentally disabled adults. The siblings are often overlooked and there does not seem to be much in the way of programs or services that address the needs of siblings so I’ve decided to do some blog posts to highlight the lives of siblings. Our needs, hopes, dreams, goals and desires. We are multi-faceted and multi-dimensional.

The first in this series is my buddy and former co-worker Mr. Harvey Lackey. I had the pleasure of working with Harvey for four years. He is a young man filled with joy, happiness and a quick wit.

Please enjoy and give his music a listen.

Also please remember my Theme Song Jingle!!

Don’t hate! Communicate!! Collaborate!! Listen to your Heart and Donate!!  To Agencies and Organizations that provide support services and programs to Developmentally Disabled persons!! Thanks!!

Harvey’s Story

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Living with an developmentally disabled sister is a job and work in progress. You always have to keep one eye open to keep her safe. Conversation wise is not easy on my part, because she is limited in some ways with conversation & i’m not really a talkative person and i’m constantly busy. Living with 2 other older sisters & mother makes it easier to deal with. She influences my music a in some ways and she loves listening to the radio a lot in her free time. She was under care at a program called AMAC and currently under a program called IAHD.
Bio:
Ras (X) is a producer/MC/Underground Indie Artist & was born in New York & raised in the Bronx. He loves hip hop, & has been a fan since the ’90s as a kid growing up. The artist’s and songs that really got him wanting to produce & MC was 2Pac, Nore’s “Banned From TV” & Canibus. After hearing 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me, he thought, I have 2 try 2 write sum lyrics. He would spend hours writing rhymes & trying 2 imitate various rappers flows & lyrics. Also, he is a huge fan of that mid ’90s-early ’00s sound. He try’s 2 get his music 2 sound like that era in the best possible way. He is a workaholic, & spends as much time possible making beats & just trying to stay on top of his game. The moniker “Ras (X)” comes from his middle name Rashid, shortened to just Ras & the (X) is unknown, meaning it could mean anything, such as Ras (X)-Cellent, Ras (X)-Man, Ras (X)-Troadinaire & so on.
Ras (X) loves the process of making music. It can stem from mood, experience, everyday situations or short notice ideas. In other words, it’s very sporadic. Hearing the finished product is what drives Ras (X).
Production Credits: Aye Nyce, BillzZz, Da NaughtY, Jerms Black, D-Will, Larry Bondz, Mic Bookz, Epik, IRA, Joey Jesus, Kapi-Ku, Soe Sykk, Just Biz, Sun Zee & more
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2 thoughts on “Sibling Stories

  1. This is a very special “shout out!” to the siblings of people with disabilities.
    I taught preschool Special Ed for 9 years, saw lot of time spent with those with medical or delays in many area’s. Parents should try to remember to set time up or out for those typically developing siblings. It also helped my classroom to have four typically developing peers in am and pm classes. The peers received attention and guidance for accepting differences. ❤

    1. Harvey is a young man in his early 30s so maybe his generation will have the benefit of better support services for siblings but as for my Baby Boomer Generation I am 57 and Stephen is 55 we are more or less on our own. Growing up our parents did the best they could because in the 1960s there were no programs or services for developmental or special needs people much less attention for the siblings. People used to put their special needs/developmentally disabled kids away institutions. Fortunately our parents did not do that so Stephen and I grew up together much like Harvey and his siblings. However adult siblings are on their own. There is no special community support groups for us. Maybe one day. Thanks for reading!! ❤

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