Why The Discussion About #BornThisWay Is As Important As The Show Itself

“Although personal interaction is the most effective medium for conveying the personal experience of disability, the mass media can be an effective vehicle for bringing about greater understanding, and a consequent gradual change in public perceptions, of people with disabilities.” – Marilyn Dahl (The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability- Disability as […]

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Be the Change You Wish to See

What I’m really trying to say…. As I pondered this prompt (Thanks Mardra!) and thought about what type of information I’ve been putting out in the universe lately, I had to pause.  For those who don’t know me, (and maybe to some who do) my writing may appear to lean toward the negative. Am I […]

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President of NEA Says Teachers Have to Adapt Curriculum for the “chronically ‘tarded and medically annoying”

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook with the title “Plane passenger asked teacher a rude question about her job. Her response is PERFECT!” The video featured comes from the YouTube account of the Campaign for America’s Future with this description: “National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school […]

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Why Do I Care? #CountUsIn

The world we live in can be a scary place. Anyone who watches the news or spends any time on social media is inundated with stories about people who have ulterior motives. We’re socialized to mistrust, even when people are trying to do good. I get it. As a mother of a child who has […]

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Bittersweet Birthday

How many of your birthdays do you remember in great detail? For me, it’s pretty much the biggies, 16 and 21, because of the privileges that came with them. Yet, as parents, we try to create THE perfect day every year for our kids. Today, my son Josh, celebrates his 28th birthday. He has expectations […]

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