Nursing and Caring: 1945 vs. 2013

photo credit: nursing pins Nursing and Caring during WWII My mom became a nurse during WW II. One of her first assignments involved going into the homes of elderly people in the Washington, DC area. Many of these older Americans were by themselves because their adult...

It’s a Jungle out there| Inclusion in the Grocery Store

photo credit: Swamibu 2006 Aaron, my son with the labels of autism and developmental disabilities, had a doctor’s appointment so I brought him late to his adult day program. A Visit to the Jungle—Jungle Jim’s that is. Thanks to cell phones, I connected with his group...

A Quarter’s Worth of Advocacy

I am going to update some of the better articles I’ve written for my classes, parent newsletters and magazines. Hope you enjoy them. Since Aaron was young, the language has evolved. When this story took place they used the words, “mental...