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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Autism Acceptance Deserves More Than One Day A Year

With April 2nd fast approaching, I am being assaulted left and right with “Autism Awareness Day” and “Light it up Blue” propaganda. Now don’t get me wrong, we have a … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Stone Unturned

Christmas 2001 my wife Dayle and I were plunged into a parent’s worst nightmare – a car accident resulting in our teenage child’s traumatic brain injury. After a month long … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pushing Yourself to Find Your Ability

Today’s guest blog comes from John W. Quinn, author of Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.   Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Quinn … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Sanctioned Bullying? Or a Day of Harmless Fun?

Thanks to social media, I have recently learned about a school district which “celebrated” Dress Like a Nerd Day. The mum who wrote about this day-long categorization and mocking of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Of Chopping Blocks and Failures: A Plea for Our Most At Need

Some of you may know that we adopted our two sons out of foster care. We were emergency placements for the boys; getting them out of their then-current placement was imperative. … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Falsely Accused by a Repairman

The start to my day:  “Hi Miranda, it’s Chief. I am sorry to have to tell you this, but a report has been filed stating that your home is unsafe … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Word?

“That’s so retarded!” “What a retard.” “What are you? Retarded?” You’ve heard it all before. Heck, you may have even said it all before. But chances are, if you are … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 4 Comments