How do you introduce your Disabled Child? Do you know what an elevator pitch is? I attend lots of workshops for bloggers and PR stuff, and it often comes up. It’s a succinct way of “selling yourself” in 2-3 sentences. It’s a term coined in the business world. Think of yourself in an elevator with […]
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How does Daylight Savings Work? It doesn’t! At least not in my household. I HATE Daylight Savings Time. Both of them. Spring is more manageable. Fall is very difficult for us around here, for at least a week or two after the turning back. I was born and raised in Suburban Philly, so I do […]
8 Ways the Special Education System Really is Stacked Against Parents. The special education system is stacked against parents. It’s not your imagination. It is not an even playing field. Lately, I’ve been feeling very deflated. I have written to several people I know in this field to reach out for help, reach out for […]
Sex Ed and the Disabled Child Yep! I’m going there! This topic makes some people uncomfortable and I know it’s difficult to even think of our typical children as sexual beings, let alone our children with special needs. But, like it or not, they will mature, they will go through these changes, so it’s up […]
Why your disabled child needs social capital. Last week Kevin had an appointment at CHOP and we went to the Italian Market afterward. There’s one little Mom and Pop shop that sells excellent meatballs and sauce (they call it gravy, I do not). Anyway, I stopped in there and the first thing that caught my […]
Special Needs Grandparenting? That’s a phrase you never heard even 20 years ago. Now, grandparents want to know. It’s their nature-they want to help. Paying attention to grandparents and other extended family members, as it pertains to having a special needs child, is, unfortunately, a relatively new phenomenon. Support groups for Grandparents are still few […]