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The White House Easter Egg Roll~Read before you go.
Disability and Sensory Friendly Travel

The White House Easter Egg Roll~Read before you go.

By March 17, 2018 24
The White House Easter Egg Roll I did not get tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll this year.
The Hidden Costs of Parenting a Disabled Child.
Disability Resources for Families

The Hidden Costs of Parenting a Disabled Child.

By March 15, 2018 0
The Hidden Costs of Parenting a Disabled Child. This has been an issue that’s been on my mind lately
When Autism Moms are the Worst Offenders when it comes to Ableism and being Ableist.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

When Autism Moms are the Worst Offenders when it comes to Ableism and being Ableist.

By February 26, 2018 0
Ableism and Ableist I am just steamed this morning. Nothing like waking up to see 250k special needs moms being
{DIY} How to Make an easy Tie Fleece Blanket.
Disability Resources for Families

{DIY} How to Make an easy Tie Fleece Blanket.

By February 16, 2018 1
No-Sew Fleece Blanket I love these things. Have you tried making one yet? They are so super easy to do.
The 50 Best Trader Joe’s Products you need right now.
Frugal Living

The 50 Best Trader Joe’s Products you need right now.

By January 31, 2018 17
50 Best Trader Joe’s Products Are you overwhelmed when you go to Trader Joe’s? Like you hear all these
Justice Department rescinds 25 ADA documents {Americans with Disabilities Act}
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Justice Department rescinds 25 ADA documents {Americans with Disabilities Act}

By January 8, 2018 0
Well, happy new year! I had hoped to ease into this year slowly as far as politics, but AG Jeff
No, ABC, that’s not how special education works. {I’m not speechless about Speechless.}
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

No, ABC, that’s not how special education works. {I’m not speechless about Speechless.}

By December 11, 2017 0
I was initially pretty excited about Speechless being on TV. It seemed to be a “more accurate than usual” representation
Don’t teach what you’ll have to unteach (or unlearn!)
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Don’t teach what you’ll have to unteach (or unlearn!)

By November 12, 2017 0
I was chatting with my mother-in-law yesterday, and we were talking about my son when he was a baby. My
7 life lessons for Disability Moms~Be Unbreakable!
Disability Resources for Families

7 life lessons for Disability Moms~Be Unbreakable!

By November 11, 2017 2
If you are not watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, you are missing out. It’s light and fun and so
10 Surprising Things that Happened when I Stopped Drinking Wine.
Sober Curious Moms

10 Surprising Things that Happened when I Stopped Drinking Wine.

By October 29, 2017 0
Ahhhh….drinking wine. That first glass. Admit it, it’s deeeee-lightful. It’s why people drink wine. If it wasn’
Me too. {and more importantly, them too~learn about sexual abuse and disabled students)
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Me too. {and more importantly, them too~learn about sexual abuse and disabled students)

By October 16, 2017 0
Me too. You’ve seen this, right? The “me too” campaign going on right now in social media? If you’
To the Mom who is questioning her drinking:
Sober Curious Moms

To the Mom who is questioning her drinking:

By September 21, 2017 0
Moms and Wine, harmless? “Ugh, my kids were such beasts today…and I fought with the insurance company, the schools…
Does Live Nation price gouge disabled people?
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Does Live Nation price gouge disabled people?

By September 12, 2017 0
Does Live Nation price gouge disabled people? I don’t know. Sounds like there might be something to this, based
Why more Suburban Wine Moms need to re-evaluate their drinking habits.
Sober Curious Moms

Why more Suburban Wine Moms need to re-evaluate their drinking habits.

By September 11, 2017 0
The Wine Mom Culture. I’m an alcoholic. Well, almost. I am immersed waist-deep in the suburban mom wine culture,
Yes, yes he runs.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Yes, yes he runs.

By June 7, 2017 0
“So does his older brother run too?” I hemmed and I hawed, and well, yeah, uh, yeah….then I internally
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

{HR 610} School Voucher Bill introduced in House-first scan tells me it excludes IEP kids

By February 10, 2017 18
HR 610 Please note! September 2018 Update: There is a viral post going around on Facebook about HR 610. This is old news.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Leaked Executive Orders: ban/deport people with disabilities

By February 2, 2017 0
Here we go…. Several Executive Orders from the Trump administration have been leaked. This one talks about banning people with
Gee, we can have your crumbs? Thanks for nothing, Chuck E Cheese. {my rant about their sensory time offerings)
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Gee, we can have your crumbs? Thanks for nothing, Chuck E Cheese. {my rant about their sensory time offerings)

By January 29, 2017 0
Ah, Sunday mornings. I love them. I often try to feed my dogs later and let them out later than
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Dear Betsy DeVos, Thank you….for what you’ve done

By January 19, 2017 0
No really, I mean it. Thank you. You don’t know me. I’m a mom, blogger and special education
What I am telling my kids (and myself) after the election.
Disability Resources for Families

What I am telling my kids (and myself) after the election.

By November 10, 2016 6
As a parent, you know that you are going to have difficult conversations with your kids sometimes. I just didn’
Could Due Process disappear?
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Could Due Process disappear?

By March 14, 2016 4
“I am not in favor of the ESEA provisions that allow for expanded use of restraints and seclusion on children
And the Bruder truck gets to stay….reflections on a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Holiday Fun for Everyone

And the Bruder truck gets to stay….reflections on a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

By February 14, 2016 0
Last week I was kinda down. Kevin was in the hospital overnight as we struggle to get his seizures under
10 common pro-gun arguments, blown away by facts+ Why Gun Legislation Doesn’t Get Passed in this Country.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

10 common pro-gun arguments, blown away by facts+ Why Gun Legislation Doesn’t Get Passed in this Country.

By October 18, 2015 1
Over the weekend, I came across this post about gun control. It is simply brilliant. As the author says, “You
Are you a disability tourist?
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Are you a disability tourist?

By October 3, 2015 4
 “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi. I’m taking a year long training
becoming Edith
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

becoming Edith

By June 4, 2015 1
I’m a doer. I do things. Lots of things. When I was working full time out of the home (
my travels to Harrisburg~Basic Education Funding Reform Commission Hearing
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

my travels to Harrisburg~Basic Education Funding Reform Commission Hearing

By March 18, 2015 1
I have discovered that my real passion is systems advocacy. That is, trying to make the laws, programs, systems and
The PARC Decree and the most under utilized disabilities resource in PA.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

The PARC Decree and the most under utilized disabilities resource in PA.

By March 3, 2015 1
In a post I did yesterday, I highlighted a bit of history from the Disability Rights movement and how we
Senator Harkin says farewell~includes list of disabilities legislation accomplishments
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Senator Harkin says farewell~includes list of disabilities legislation accomplishments

By December 12, 2014 6
This is a day I have been dreading. I have been dreading it ever since he announced he was not
{Thoughtful Thursday} Lessons learned from Best Friends Animal Society
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

{Thoughtful Thursday} Lessons learned from Best Friends Animal Society

By August 7, 2014 0
I haven’t even begun to do all the posts from our summer travels, but I’m going to start.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Our day at the 77Kids fashion show at King of Prussia Mall

By May 15, 2014 3
Author’s note: I was feeling very sentimental about this experience so I wanted to republish it for Thoughtful Thursday.
{Thoughtful Thursday} and someone gets to come in last place
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

{Thoughtful Thursday} and someone gets to come in last place

By April 17, 2014 4
Like many parents, while my kids are young I am trying to introduce them to a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

{Tuesday To-Do List} every person matters~tell DA Seth Williams to #CareAboutChristina

By April 15, 2014 1
The other day I read a story in the Philly Inquirer and it made me just so sad. If you
Sesame Street launches “See the amazing in all children” initiative
Disability Resources for Families

Sesame Street launches “See the amazing in all children” initiative

By April 7, 2014 0
This is a really fun and exciting project from the folks over at Sesame Workshop. On World Autism Day, last
Well, November 14, you’re here again
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Well, November 14, you’re here again

By November 14, 2013 4
Author’s note: I republish this post every year. So the dates and activities listed may not be current. The
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

my submitted testimony for the Special Education Funding Commission

By September 26, 2013 2
Today I testified before our state’s Special Education Funding Commission. This group of individuals has been charged with the
Meeting the Governor for signing of HB 2
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Meeting the Governor for signing of HB 2

By August 21, 2013 0
It’s hard to believe, but over two months have passed since I went with my boys and Kevin’s
UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction

By December 4, 2012 2
If you follow this blog, then you followed our adventure as I took my son to Harrisburg to lobby for
~why I still believe in Elmo~
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

~why I still believe in Elmo~

By November 13, 2012 4
No doubt you’ve heard the accusations against Kevin Clash, the creator of and voice behind Elmo. I believe him.
Our day in Harrisburg lobbying for SB 1115~Special Education Funding Reform
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Our day in Harrisburg lobbying for SB 1115~Special Education Funding Reform

By September 25, 2012 0
Yesterday was such an exciting day for me and Kevin. We were invited to join the Education Law Center and
{BlogHer 2012} Social Good, Swag, Celebrity Haters & my mid-life crisis confirmed
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

{BlogHer 2012} Social Good, Swag, Celebrity Haters & my mid-life crisis confirmed

By August 5, 2012 14
Bear with me, I’m going to do a recap of my day at BlogHer, and I’ll try to
Anxiety & Depression disorders: lessons learned from Jersey Shore (no, seriously!)
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Anxiety & Depression disorders: lessons learned from Jersey Shore (no, seriously!)

By January 16, 2012 0
Do you watch Jersey Shore? I do, it’s one of my guilty pleasures and I don’t believe there’
Letter to editor regarding Pennhurst
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Letter to editor regarding Pennhurst

By October 28, 2011 0
Most of you have already seen this Letter to the Editor that I wrote to the Daily Local. I’m
Disability Resources for Families

The Timothy School- Educational Advocate’s Perspective

By October 1, 2011 0
Here is another APS that we looked at for programming needs. Before visiting The Timothy School as an Educational Advocate,
Disability Resources for Families

Mom’s Eye View-Melmark

By September 13, 2011 0
Melmark **Please keep in mind, that these opinions are my own, and as a mom. My son’s diagnosis, skills,
Disability Resources for Families

My mom’s eye view-the Timothy School

By September 9, 2011 0
The Timothy School As part of our ongoing series on visiting APSs in our region, I’d like to tell
Disability Resources for Families

My mom’s-eye-view of the CDC in Coatesville

By September 7, 2011 1
As Michele had posted earlier, we are visiting area APSs. For me, the reason is two-fold. First, of course, if
comparisons
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

comparisons

By July 9, 2011 1
I went to a workshop today; it’s a part of the series of workshops to become a certified Special
Have I reached acceptance, or am I settling?
Acceptance, Advocacy and Activism

Have I reached acceptance, or am I settling?

By July 2, 2011 0
That is one of my favorite quotes ever, from Randy Pausch. If you haven’t watched his “Last Lecture” I
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The obligatory first post

By May 3, 2011 0
Here it is. Now we move on. Glad you found the site.
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