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...

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...

When Schools Say “NO” to Inclusion

When Schools say “NO” to Inclusion The Inclusive Class Podcast presented a panel with Tom Mihail, Paula Kluth, Torrie Dunlap, Lisa Jo Rudy, Frances Stetson, Kathleen McClaskey and myself. The Title was: "When Schools say 'NO' to Inclusion" Topics include Universal...

Unequal Justice | Bob Perske

In Bob Perske’s memory, I’m posting some of my favorite posts about him. On January 7, 2011, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. issued a “posthumous pardon” to Arridy, one of the five wrongly executed people with intellectual disabilities. BOB...

Hope for Families of People with Disabilities|Bob Perske

Robert and Martha Perske Today we heard the sad news that Bob Perske died. He was an advocate who made a difference. I will miss him. At one of my first TASH (then The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) conferences, I heard Bob Perske speak about Hope for...

What is Inclusion?

Aaron at Graduation 1997 Tommy at Graduation — Check out the graduation pictures of my two sons. What’s the same? What’s different? BACK to SCHOOL Article 3 To celebrate the new school year here are some of my favorite posts: Article 1: Why Do We Go...