volume 12 number 6 march/april 2002

“We must come to realize that we have the right to make any mistake we want to make.”

— Kate Millett

hands on the man

Is she massaging his tube, or is this maybe a ventriloquy act?

regular and irregular features

Power News ........................................................... Dispatches.............................................................. Media Freak ............................................................ The Whole Future Catalog ...................................... AVALANCHE — Readers Respond .........................

helping hands Dave Hingsburger finds that A Helping Hand Leaves its Mark........................ Michael Bailey takes a withering look at Hands On: Obedient Functionaries.................... Larry Biondi asks you to pay attention to The Man Behind the Mirror................................ Scott Chambers recounts the history of The Woodwork Effect......................................... Lucy Gwin invites us all to begin The Reauthorization of Practically Everything.... Kathie Snow narrates a freak event where Kid Renounces Therapies, Survives!................... Jan Kleiman presents My Career in Helping...........

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going on in september

SABE (Self Advocates Becoming Empowered) will Share the Spirit at its bi-annual national meeting in Buffalo, NY, September 19-22. Mouth will be in attendance, and hopes you’ll join us there. For info, call 518-382-1454 or email sanys@capital.net.

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Editor-designer ....... Lucy Gwin General Officer ...... Cal Grandy Reports from .................. all over Clipper............ David Anthony Voice .............. Marcia Yaroslow Heroes...... all the true lifeguards who resuscitated this Mouth

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