Professional Bullying Is Not Okay

Professional Bullying Is Not Okay

Professional Bullying Is Not Okay Professional bullying is not okay. Guest blogger Trish Shaeffer has come to recognize this tactic–not from every care professional who works with her son, of course–and to advocate on his behalf. Today she encourages you to do the...
PANS: Early Diagnosis Is Key

PANS: Early Diagnosis Is Key

PANS: Early Diagnosis Is Key PANS is a puzzling condition. Guest blogger Lisa Pelissier’s world changed after her child had a bout of food poisoning. She tells her story in this post in hopes that other parents will recognize its symptoms so their children can receive...
Pets and Kids with Special Needs

Pets and Kids with Special Needs

Pets and Kids with Special Needs Pets and kids with special needs is a topic that is always near and dear to guest blogger Trish Schaeffer’s heart. Today she presents evidence about why pairing pets and kids with special needs is beneficial as a way to honor a pet who...
Expectation Versus Reality TV

Expectation Versus Reality TV

Expectation Versus Reality TV Expectation versus reality TV came into focus for guest blogger Trish Shaeffer during the pandemic. She found the gap between the portrayal of individuals with disabilities on television and what life is like for them to be wide and...
The Unkind Aftermath of the Pandemic

The Unkind Aftermath of the Pandemic

The Unkind Aftermath of the Pandemic The unkind aftermath of the pandemic has become increasingly obvious on a personal level even as Covid cases and deaths fall. So far the improved statistics have had little effect on the aftermath our family is dealing with as our...
Write Everything Down

Write Everything Down

Write Everything Down “Write everything down,” my adult daughter said. I stared at her, equally amazed by her wisdom and my epic fail to practice what I’ve been preaching for more than a decade. When I spoke at special needs and disability conferences–pre-pandemic of...