There are days when I wake up and see the goodness in almost everyone. I feel well rested, refreshed and ready to face the day in peace with a renewed sense of purpose. I attribute this feeling 100% to the fact that I will never have to attend another fucked up IEP meeting ever again. […]Read more "School: The Disability Trinity Part II"
Parents of disabled kids are always on the internet yammering away about something tragic or poignant. Some are more elegant than others (see the exceedingly beautiful essayhttp://velamag.com/superbabies-dont-cry/), but all parents of “specials” experience our children in a pointedly unique way. To put some corporate jargon spin on it, we are afforded more opportunities to “syngerize” […]Read more "Entitlement Benefits: Part 1 of the Disability Holy Trinity"
For shits and giggles, I occasionally subject myself to Autism research. I like knowing that so many smart people all over the world are pouring their lives work into Autism. I used to follow it like some people follow sports. Way back in 1998 I went to the national autism society of america conference in […]Read more "Parents, use that autism research wisely."
In 1987 I was sitting in a sociology survey class at Ohio State and read a book that was designed for people born, as I was, in 1968. The instructor was a Baby Boomer and also the author of the book. He was professorially gleeful in reminding us how much that my generation X owed […]Read more "I Want My 90’s Back"
All God’s children are their own special brand of pain in the ass. And don’t be smug those of you with “great kids” because sometimes their flaws are latent and festering. You won’t know that your kid is a serial killer until they are well into their 30’s. Sometimes you can’t see this shit until […]Read more "World Autism Day or as I Know it: Day"
Bless your heart, Brian Reed. I can almost officially say that as a transplanted Southerner but it really means nothing coming from me. Although I believe that I live in the South, and the Ohioans I left behind definitely think I live in the South, folks here in Southeastern Virginia are quick to remind me […]Read more "BlessdTown: My S-Town Experience"
Where I’m coming from.Read more "We are the new pioneers."