Our House of Cards|Disability Style (Part 3)

Our House of Cards| Disability Style (Part 3) Originally published in 2011 Hey, Researchers… In April, when my son Aaron celebrated his 13th year of living away from home. He was 36 years old so that would be “normal,” except that Aaron has the...

Better than Church

Playing for Change What I loved about this video is that musicians from all over the world are playing the same song. Giving the same message. Gritty to sophisticated, washboards to violins–it’s the same song and message. Kind of like all the people who...

Remarkable Parents and Advocates who Never Give Up

Parents and advocates of people with disabilities have a love-hate relationship with professionals because they don’t give up. photo credit: freeparking photo credit: Powerhouse Museum Collection I’m Thankful for Parents and Advocates You know the ones....

“Telling Your Story”| Free App for Advocates

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (MN DD Council) does remarkable work. On this blog, I often reference the Parallels in Time (history of people with disabilities) and their Partners in Policymaking Program. This week MNDDC announced a new...

Bulletin Board #3| Siberia, Oprah, March Madness

photo credit: Okinawa Soba Bulletin Board #3 “Too many defective people…” This week we were shocked when GOP Senator Harty said people with disabilities: including mental illness, mental retardation… and other defective people should be shipped...