Questions about Disability A few weeks ago, my younger son (non-disabled) had a friend over to play. We’ve known this family for about 6 months. Both older kids have been in my home and have been exposed to my older son numerous times. Anyway, the older sibling came down to walk his sister home. While […]
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Politicians with Disabled Family Members Politicians-disability-community-family. You’d think that those words would go together, right? Do you remember it? It seems like a lifetime ago. But how the gossip was spreading in the disability community. “She has a son with Down Syndrome.” Wow, it was someone like us! Believe it or not, I was a […]
Person First Language People first vs. identity first language, PFL vs IFL. When I was first introduced to the concept of people first language, I was all “Yes! He’s a person first!” I reworked blog posts and titles to accommodate the language. I corrected friends and family when they misspoke and gave diatribes about how […]
Steve Harvey’s “Moral Barometer” is broken. Everyone deserves a second chance. And I gave one to Steve Harvey. He mocked people with disabilities in 2015. I was angry and I posted about it (below). Brian loves Little Big Shots and I let him continue to watch it. Steve Harvey partners with Ellen on a lot […]
Public Education Reform I call myself a Public Education supporter. I advocate, I lobby, I educate myself on the issues. Public education benefits our society, well beyond our own kids. I truly want it to succeed. I hear these same stories, day in, day out. My guess is that this post will generate some angry […]
Lobbying for Special and Public Education If you follow this blog, you know that my main passion is lobbying for changes to the very broken special education system. I learned early on that while it’s important work to be helping one child out of a situation, it’s necessary to be involved in systems change too. […]