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...

A New Year of Learning

BACK to SCHOOL Article 2 To celebrate the new school year here are some of my favorite posts. Article 1: Why Do We Go to School? Article 2: A New Year of Learning This is one of my favorite stories–an updated article from when Aaron was 8 years old and Tommy 6....

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...

Memorial Day Parades| Attitudes about disabilities

Dedicated to Marine Sgt. John P. Huling of West Chester, OH who was killed in Afganistan just days before his 26th birthday. His mother, Debbie, works with my husband Tom. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetary Memorial Day Weekend, 2012. photo credit: Envios...

Memorial Day and People with Disabilities

photo credit: Envios Ever wonder who puts all those flags on the graves of veterans? MEMORIAL DAY Like communities all across America, on Memorial Day our city holds a celebration to remember our basic values. A parade starts at the high school and ends at the...

America the Beautiful| Through the Autism Car Window

Hi Everyone. Getting ready for a vacation? Thought you might like to read about┬áthe family trip┬áthat changed our lives. Oh Beautiful for spacious skies… From the moment I was pregnant, my husband Tom dreamed of the day he could retrace his childhood trip out...