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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

May24
A Future of Unified Sports Teams: I’m Excited!

A Future of Unified Sports Teams: I’m Excited!

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I had never heard about unified sports teams. I think they will help teach kids about others and themselves.

May13
Moms of Special Olympics Athletes are Rockstars

Moms of Special Olympics Athletes are Rockstars

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Over the course of the next several weeks I will be introducing you to Carol McMullen, she is the mom of Special Olympics athlete Christopher McMullen who is a member of Team USA and competing in the Athens World Games as a swimmer. Carol is such a superstar that I can’t wait to share hers and Christopher’s stories with you.

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