Love–NOT Labels: Rosa’s Law

Love–NOT Labels With families, “Love” is all that matters–no matter what, unconditionally. The love we feel for our child, our baby, our sister, brother, son, daughter can never be replaced by a medical or psychological term some professional...

The Power of ONE

photo credit: horizontal.integration Today is Jan. 1 Could this be the year of the Power of One? We can celebrate with fireworks, silly hats, black-eyed peas and sauerkraut. We can dress in yellow (for prosperity) or white (for peace) while throwing pomegranate seeds...

Thanksgiving: Song about Autism

Hi Everyone, On Thanksgiving, I wanted to thank each of you for being part of our Climbing Every Mountain community. It’s been an exciting experience to meet new friends and connect with people who care about people with disabilities. More people are subscribing...

Better than 1000 words: our Fall escape to Indiana

Aaron, Tom and I made our get-away-from-moving trip was to Clifty Falls State Park in Indiana. The weather was perfect, the ride up the Ohio was perfect, Aaron was perfect. Whew! When your child has a severe disability and doesn’t talk with words, you look for...

Nursing and Caring: 1945 vs. 2013

photo credit: nursing pins Nursing and Caring during WWII My mom became a nurse during WW II. One of her first assignments involved going into the homes of elderly people in the Washington, DC area. Many of these older Americans were by themselves because their adult...

Better than Church

Playing for Change What I loved about this video is that musicians from all over the world are playing the same song. Giving the same message. Gritty to sophisticated, washboards to violins–it’s the same song and message. Kind of like all the people who...