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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

When Mama Gets Sick

There’s nothing like a flu virus sprinkled with a little pneumonia to really put Mama’s long list of jobs into perspective. Over three weeks ago, I came down with Influenza … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Love Notes

As you know, Military Special Needs Network took the month of February to celebrate our children. All too often we get caught up in the “deficit model” and worrying about … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment