Supported Employment| Mobile Work Crews

photo credit: Bobasonic In the last post, Memorial Day and People with Disabilities I talked about how Aaron, my son who has autism, worked at a cemetery after he graduated from high school. To the best of my recollection, this is how it worked: The Landscaping Mobile...

Functional Curriculum: use it or lose it

To celebrate the new school year here are some of my favorite posts: Article 1: Why Do We Go to School? Article 2: Back to School| A New Year of Learning Article 3: Back to School| What is Inclusion? Functional Curriculum When my son Aaron was in school, shopping was...

Our House of Cards| Disability Style (Part 1)

Living in a House of Cards| Non-Profits, HUD, Medicaid Waivers (Part 1) My friend Debbie Wetzel always said the human service system was a house of cards. As parents of people with severe disabilities, we need many agencies, many people working together to get basic...

More than just a Graduation Speech

Graduation: More than just Words. Did anyone like Jeremy go to your school? What message would you tell Jeremy if you had the chance? Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s Graduation Speech Jeremy graduated from Torrey Pines High School with a 3.70 GPA on June 18, 2010. Jeremy...