Tag: special needs children

“Yeah Blue, I’ve Got Two!”

This week my soon-to-be eight-year-old son M. performed in his school play. About a month or two ago we started getting handouts with song lyrics and dates and scripts. A quick review of the script revealed a line highlighted in blue for M. to practice. ¬†Our M., who has autism, had a speaking part! He … Continue reading “Yeah Blue, I’ve Got Two!”

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The 1% and Disney

Disney has a policy in place for disabled patrons (along with up to six of their guests) to access rides from a "more convenient entrance" and avoid the long wait lines. Disney also offers a personal family tour guide and VIP passes for non-disabled (and presumably disabled) families for $310 to $380 per hour. An … Continue reading The 1% and Disney

The Daughter I Never Had

Being the only female in the house, I am The Minority. I'm the sole representative of All Things Female. Since I'm one of four people, I guess that makes me the twenty-five percenter. I AM THE 25%! Being female is not the only category for which I am The Minority. "The 75%" have been pushing … Continue reading The Daughter I Never Had

Belated Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Yesterday, April 2, was World Autism Awareness Day, a day where we "recommit to helping individuals on the autism spectrum reach their full potential," according to President Obama in yesterday's Presidential Proclamation. I wasn't sure what, if anything I wanted to say about World Autism Awareness Day as a parent of a special needs child. … Continue reading Belated Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day