Follow me to DC while I speak up for our kids!

You can stand right here, where MLK stood...such inspiration!

After not visiting DC at all in 2013…I am now already on the cusp of my second trip for 2015! Squee! I love Washington, DC and in my head I struggle with which city I love more….DC or Philadelphia? I love what Philadelphia represents as far as our past, but DC is the here and […]

Op-ed: A Move to Amend, Farm Subsidies and money rules the world

You don't have any money to contribute to politics, your citizen voice is all you have. So are you going to use it or not?

On Friday, I sent out the first unit of “How to become an active citizen lobbyist.” As part of the assignments for that, you were asked to evaluate your passions and also name some barriers to why some of those things couldn’t happen today. My bet is…for one of the barriers listed, 99% of you […]

Call out to my PA families~it’s a new day, let’s get the momentum going

It's a Call to Action Day. Please read and call or contact your legislators

I have really mixed emotions about sending out this message that I was asked to share. On one hand, it’s a great idea and great information. On the other hand, it’s very premature, as far as my planning purposes. As you have probably read or seen by now, just a few days ago I announced […]

getting involved in special education lobbying and advocacy~ESEA re-authorization in 2015?

All parents but especially special needs and autism parents, need to be aware of this issue. If it passes this year in a format similar to years past, it will not be good for our kids.

What if I told you that there might be a bill in Congress this year…a bill that might increase a school’s options when it comes to using restraints and seclusion, and decreased their accountability in doing so? Good, now that I have your attention, keep reading. Most special needs parents know about IDEA, right? Of […]