A Voice for the Voiceless

I'm angry. It brings out the "Mama Bear" in me when I hear stories like the one I heard yesterday (names changed). Belinda has a son who has special needs. She did what she was told and enrolled him in a local school when he was five. He didn't learn to read that year, or the year after, or the … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 12: Describe the biggest challenge you face due to disability

As a parent of individuals with special needs, the biggest challenge I face due to disability is helping my children build authentic friendships with their peers. My boys exhibit many of the characteristics of autism: difficulty with eye contact Lack of an understanding of personal … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 11: Describe a good day living with disability

As a mother, I think my dreams and aspirations for my children are fairly normal. I want them to be able to have friends, fit into the community they live in, learn about things they enjoy, and contribute to society. I also want them to know they are loved, accepted, and appreciated - not only by … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 9: Leisure Activities

 Leisure activities can be a challenge for families and individuals who live with special needs. Some individuals are able to participate in most activities while others either have to have activities adapted or participate in a limited way. This summer we had the privilege of hosting my brother … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 8: Family life and disability

In our experience, raising children who have special needs affects every facet of family life: family activities and recreational choices, schedule, discipline, holidays, even the type of work and ministry parents have. I don't see living with a disability as a disadvantage, but it is … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 7: Challenges with School Life

My husband and I believe that education works best when parents and the school work hand in hand. Over the thirteen years we have had our children in school, we have worked hard at establishing relationships with teachers, communicating, asking questions, and solving problems. We have had the … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 6 – How Disability Affects the Activities of Every Day Life

Most of the time I'm so busy with every day life that I don't stop to think about how much the special abilities of my children affect our activities. However, now that I think about it, most of the activities people take for granted take diligent effort with and for our children. 1. Getting … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 5 – Significant moments connected to Disability

  Last year Rose Fischer started a Redefining Disability Challenge. This year she is continuing to invite people to join the challenge by blogging about a set of questions she developed. I’ve decided to join this challenge and most Mondays (or Tuesdays!) will be answering one of her … [Read more...]

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