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Sep17
Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

Talking to Your Child About Their Special Needs

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At what point — when special education and speech therapy and other services are the norm in your child’s life — do you explain to them that they’re different? And how?

Mar08
D is for Disorder

D is for Disorder

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So, it’s a disorder. Things are not ordered correctly. Not normal. I hate the word.

Aug19
Special Needs, The Second Time Around

Special Needs, The Second Time Around

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How to prepare yourself for another ride on the Early Intervention roller coaster.

Jul01
We Can All Learn from Special Olympics Athletes & their Families

We Can All Learn from Special Olympics Athletes & their Families

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I’ve just returned from the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens (as a guest of longtime sponsor P&G) and as expected it was a learning experience. We can all learn from Special Olympics athletes and their families.

Jun22
The Diagnosis Battlefield

The Diagnosis Battlefield

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My child has just been diagnosed with a condition my in-laws don’t even believe exists. Now what?

Jun06
Inclusive Special Education Benefits Everyone

Inclusive Special Education Benefits Everyone

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There is a little note tacked up on the front of my refrigerator. A couple of typed lines on a torn piece of paper. I will frequently do this when I find a quote that resonates with me, or one I hope will speak to my children. I figure that my teenagers are in the refrigerator enough times a day there might as well be something there that inspires thought other than what they want to stuff into their stomachs.

Currently on the refrigerator hangs this quote:

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity. ~Confucius

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