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 the family trip that 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...

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...

What is Charity and Love?

photo credit: djwhelan Every day we read about good people planning charity events for people with disabilities. I’m not sure how I feel about this. Wait! You are wondering how I can be an advocate for people with disabilities and not just jump up and down when...

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...