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...

NIght Before Christmas| Disability Version

For anyone who buys gifts for a person with autism or a disability, here is a fun twist on the classic poem which shares some of the reasons it is so difficult to find the perfect gift. Cindy Waeltermann, is the founder of AutismLink and gives us permission to reprint...

Gifts|Grandma Gets a Thong

Helen Otten, my mom, died April 3 at the age of almost 93. I’m posting this in her memory. I’m also reminded of the importance of family. The twelfth day of Christmas is Jan. 6th–Little Christmas, The Feast of the Magi. Actually, it’s all the...