It’s Gonna Take a Village!

Coming off of my last post, I think of us parents with special needs as a giant, worldwide community.  Like so many movements that have come before us, in order for us to make real change, we have to do some hard things.  We, as a community need to band together, decide how we want… Continue reading It’s Gonna Take a Village!

Lack of Inclusion or Full On Exclusion?

This article came out in my local paper this week.  I had to read it more than once and then let it simmer before the disgust I felt was at a point I could write this post with any sense of calm.  My words were not flowing for a while there this morning. Here's the… Continue reading Lack of Inclusion or Full On Exclusion?

The Case of Restraint

Disclaimer:  There are exceptions to every rule.  Children and adults with disabilities are people with their own individual needs and desires.  The ideas and advice given in this blog are for your consideration only and should not be taken as legal, medical or educational advice, as every single situation is different. I'm about to write… Continue reading The Case of Restraint

What About the Others?

One of the toughest things about parenting more than one child when one child has a disability is finding a way to meet all of their needs without losing yourself.  So much has changed to help the person with a disability and their parents.  However, what has changed to help the siblings of the child… Continue reading What About the Others?

Recharge…your life may depend on it!

Parents, teachers and caregivers, today I come to you to to talk about self care.   I know, you probably just rolled your eyes.  I mean who has time or money or the energy to focus on ourselves, right? There's laundry to be done, gifts to be bought, a house to be cleaned and meals to… Continue reading Recharge…your life may depend on it!