Category Disability

How to Read the Wright Book

Even if you are brand new to education advocacy, you have probably already heard of Wrightslaw.  Developed by Attorney Peter Wright  and his wife, Psychologist Pam Wright, Wrightslaw is an incredible source of information on special education law and advocacy.  Their books, website and trainings are renown.  Last week I was able finally to attend […]

After the Fall

At the start of the summer, the ceiling came crashing in. Reading that, I realize it is the kind of experience any parent of a special needs child might relate to. But, no, I mean our air conditioner overflowed and literally dumped a ton of water, sheetrock and soggy insulation onto the middle of my […]

Boomerang*

Our therapist calls them boomerang kids. Teens who were doing pretty well as older kids; when, wham! They’re back in therapy with all the emotional upheaval, distorted thinking and outrageous behaviors of six years before. Well, not quite. There is a level of maturity and complexity that disguises these episodes of classic reactive attachment disorder […]

What Moms Want

Last night I made 22 lists on color coded index cards of all the things I wanted to do on this three day weekend. Yes, a three day weekend, at home, by myself, with just the Fanny (our Springer Spaniel) two guinea pigs, one cockatiel and a turtle. Then I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until 10:00. […]

Remembering Stanley

Stanley was an unlikely war hero. He died quietly in his late 60’s in his favorite armchair in his parent’s living room. There was no one there to notice as he hemorrhaged from a treatable kidney condition. His housemate was away and he didn’t know how or didn’t have the strength to call for help. […]

Attachment, Support & Community

I find myself preparing a presentation on Reactive Attachment Disorder for a very special audience, members of my church who hope to make a difference for people living with disabilities. We will be meeting to talk about inclusion and accessibility and I will be sharing some of my experience helping my daughter and family build […]

Planning Commitment

In preparing to meet with others to form a new committee to address the needs of inclusion and accessibility at my church, I found myself asking “What can you know at the beginning, to prepare for the future?” I’ve been in at the start of so many good ideas and so many short lived projects. […]

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