Halloween Fun, Plus

Are they adorable, or what? Aaron and Tommy always loved Halloween. Me too. The holiday is such a great way to build an inclusive community. There were some segregated, handicap only Halloween parties for just kids with autism and developmental disabilities, but I...

Building Community | People First Language

People First Controversy Background: There is controversy in the disability community about the use of People First or Person First language. I’ve written several posts about People First language: *Rosa’s Law, *Stigma and segregation caused by labels like...

Dental Visits| Saying AHHHHHH

When Aaron was in high school he needed to get his wisdom teeth pulled. Sounds normal, right? You, me and most people get our wisdom teeth pulled. The difference between you, me, most people and Aaron is Aaron has autism. That makes a huge difference in the choice of...

Building Community: Wheelchair Becky vs. Flat Stanley

Clueless Barbie Some of the major stores are already advertising their holiday toy sales. This made me think of Barbie and her friends. Some say the Barbie doll was the most influential icon of late 20th century American culture. In fact, she rated no. 43 on the 101...

“Every Day for 30 Days” Blogging Challenge or IBP

…my 30 Day IBP (Individual Blogging Plan) Meet Alison Golden, my challenge buddy The internet drives my husband Tom crazy. I’ll be talking about Alison Golden and he will say, “Who? How do you know her?” I will patiently answer Alison is a...