A Mother’s Hopes for her Sons

Summer Activities| A Mother’s Hope for Her Sons with and without disabilities NOTE: This is when Tommy was 13 and Aaron 14 years old. Is summer different for kids with and without disabilities? This summer Tommy, my 13 year old son, … • Went to 2 weeks of Boy Scout...

I love Aaron| I hate Autism

Proust says, “The real voyage of discovery is not in seeing new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” Can I love Aaron and hate autism? If I say, “I love my child, but hate cancer or heart disease…” many people would say that is okay. If I...

Autism Awareness Day| Direct Action is Better

April is Autism Awareness month. The United Nations General Assembly even designates a World Autism Awareness Day. World Autism Awareness | Gone Amuck For the last week, I’ve been following the comment streams on Twitter (#Autism, #ASD, #WAAD…) and other...

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...

Language of the Heart| Heartaches and Heartsongs

photo credit: qthomasbower In the post: Caring Community| People First Language we talked about the power of labels, negative stereotypes and the paradigm shift of looking at all people as PEOPLE First! Today, on Valentine’s Day, I am asking you to think about...

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...