July 6, 2020

Running for office is one of the best ways to represent your community and advocate for the matters that are important to you. According to the CDC, one in four adults in the U.S. has a disability. Pacific Standard points out that this makes people with disabilities th...

June 28, 2020

So, there's this meme going around. Lots of friends have shared it, many of whom have links to the disability community. It goes something like: Don't argue with people online. Do you know that kid in school who always ate paste? You're probably arguing with that kid....

April 20, 2020

During these quiet days of isolation, I find myself a  bit more apt to read romance stories, watch over-the-top Hallmark movies and the occasional Rom Com. In almost every story of this genre the plot is always the same. Open with a sweet, loveable, gorgeous girl. An e...

April 12, 2020

In these days of Isolation, I’ve seen a lot of people talking about losing their minds cause they can’t go out.  Unfortunately for me and quite a few other people with disabilities just hopping in the car or getting a ride from Uber isn’t an option. Think you can just...

The insignificant, ordinary moments in life can be meaningful opportunities for growth.  My Facebook friend, Kathy Reed, shared a simple story.   

So yesterday Sophie looked all grown up. And today she looks like a pixie bubba again.

It's funny t...

February 3, 2019

As people with disabilities, we want to have a good time. Sometimes that means taking a break from therapies.  We need to have a fun summer like our friends and our classmates. 
    Having a good time could mean many things. Sometimes therapy could be a good time...

We are midway through the last year of “regular” high school and here is what I wish an experienced "Special Needs" mom had said to me when we started:

• It will be great and awful. You will watch great progress and painful isolation. You may see that the world closes u...

August 11, 2018


Gannon is in a 3rd grade mainstream class with a 1:1 nurse/intervener. He is unlike any student in his class or school building, for that matter (in regard to his different abilities and medical needs). One thing I always notice is that he really is more like his peer...

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