New Year’s Resolutions for IEP Moms Last year at this time I was a wreck. Sure, I’m still totally disgusted with the current state of affairs and our country’s leadership. But, so far, not too much long-term damage has been done. The tax bill, that’s going to hurt in a few years. I’m confident it […]
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Your Child has a Disability. Wow! I am so embarrassed by this blog post. Or at least the first part. What a difference a few years can make! One of the goals of my advocacy and lobbying (and just living!) is to change the way people perceive disability. How people react when they get the […]
Can we please stop doing this? At all ages? This is one of those posts that has been rolling around in my head for literally more than 10 years. This is something that was very off-putting to me as a parent but I haven’t actually talked about it much. Let me start way back when. […]
Seizure Disorders I’ve been having some real “beat myself up” moments about Kevin and his risk for seizures. Things I should have known. Or could have known. Or wish I had known about seizures and seizure risk. Do you use the Timehop app? I do and I love it. If you are not familiar, what […]
The Distorted Sense of Wonder that only a Special Needs Mom knows. Oh, Little Buddy….(that’s our nickname for him, always has been since he was an infant)…we are wrapping up an almost-two-week break with each other. With the festive holiday season over, this damp rainy day…I’m looking at you this morning with a distorted sense […]
One Mom’s Perspective of the IEP Process. I have always made clear that my interest is in my child, his well-being, and his functioning on grade-level – nothing more and nothing less. My goal has always been to advocate for my child so that he could have available to him a free appropriate public education […]