The Power of ONE

photo credit: horizontal.integration Today is Jan. 1 Could this be the year of the Power of One? We can celebrate with fireworks, silly hats, black-eyed peas and sauerkraut. We can dress in yellow (for prosperity) or white (for peace) while throwing pomegranate seeds...

Aaron’s a Dude: Dignity of Risk

Aaron’s a Dude: The Dignity of Risk For several years Aaron spent 3 days on a Dude Ranch in Michigan. Before the Dude Ranch closes for the winter, buses of adults with all kinds of disability labels arrive and sleep in bunk houses, eat in mess halls, go boating,...

ADA and Advocacy| one step at a time

How about you? Is ADA a Part of your Life? My parents, teachers and culture taught me to blend in, not cause trouble and certainly never ever draw attention to myself. That all changed when my son Aaron was born with autism and developmental disabilities. Aaron...

Teachers| Segregation or Inclusion?

photo credit: HA! Designs – Artbyheather How do you measure what is important? Hain Ginott, the famous child psychologist and author of classic books like “Between Parents and Child” and “Between Teachers and Child” taught about the power...

Turning it over to the Professionals

Day 3 of the 30-Day-Every-Day Blogging Challenge Tom and I have sold three of our previous homes ourselves. But with the economy, the time of year, the fact our condo is in a private community… we decided to turn it over to the professionals. Don’t know...