Norm Kunc| What’s Your Credo?

Every day people challenge me: Why do I believe what I believe? What’s wrong with the Medical Model? What’s wrong with the Charity Model? What’s the big deal about “normalization” and “inclusion”? Why is “special”...

Building Community: one grocery trip at a time

photo credit: crimsong19 Building Community: One Grocery Trip at a Time With Aaron, my son with the label of autism, every trip to the grocery is an adventure. Before we go, I usually do an ecological assessment (click here) and use some of the skills Aaron learned in...

Systems Theory| Family Reunions part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series: Going to the family reunion, or not? Part 2: The Circles of Life See Part 1: Going to the family reunion, or not? See Part 3: Going to the family reunion? Shave your armpits. The Circles of Life We’ve all heard the quote about...

Chocolate Covered Fun for All Ages and Abilities

Mouth watering? Don’t these chocolate covered strawberries look delicious? For the Holidays, or any day, what about making chocolate covered treats or gifts for the people you love? Chocolate Covered Fun for ALL AGES and Abilities Parents, Special Education...

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...

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...