Disability and Poverty This post is at the request of my readers, in particular those in my Facebook group. Many have repeatedly said that they want to do something and want to be involved and help. But, because of the dynamics in our Congress right now, there just are not a lot of actionable items […]
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Solutions for Special Education Bullying. Restraints. Seclusion rooms. Ostracizing our kids. Not being able to read. Refusing to go to school. Juvenile justice system. Zero tolerance. Is it any wonder that special needs moms are incredibly stressed out? Sometimes our kids encounter some of this stuff on a daily basis. And sometimes all of these […]
Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have a Dream. MLK Day should be fun, serious, educational and thoughtful. Here are 25+ activities and projects for kids to make the day memorable, including “I have a dream speech” activities. Of course once again I am behind the 8-ball, and if you want to visit the new African-American […]
Mental Health Advocate Mental health, depression and suicide are all the chatter following Kate Spade’s death. In honor of that, I am updating a post from 2012 that talks about assisting friends and loved ones with a mental illness. It doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Just a few minutes out of your […]
Questions for School Board Candidates “I’d go, but what would I ask?” I always encourage IEP parents to attend candidate forums. But that is the response I get so often. You want to inquire about school board candidates and their opinions on special education, IEPs and inclusion. But it can be intimidating, because you can’t […]
The misogyny of IEP meetings. I receive a surprising amount of criticism for catering to women on this blog. Or, writing about them and to them. Sure, much of it is constructive criticism such as “Remember, dads do this stuff too!” It’s usually in response to a post that I’ve done that has “moms” in […]