Category: Special Needs

Last week, Stoughton High School, in Stoughton, Wisconsin, excluded the names of students with disabilities from their graduation ceremony program. A district representative told News 3 of Madison that...

“We provide the requisite support.” This is the statement that the school principal made to me when I expressed concern over my son’s participation in an upcoming school event....

35 years ago, my older brother Kip was born with a very rare genetic disorder called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Along with his diagnosis came a plethora of complications....

The very first time a doctor intimated that my son might have cerebral palsy, he was a month old and I was standing in the hallway just outside his...

I know you probably mean that I am an awesome mom with crazy beyond human superpowers, but when you say that could never do what I do when caring...

I’m sure my daughter has learned much this past year — her first year of preschool. There are the lessons of knowing where to hang up your bag and...

My daughter turned five years old last week. Five. I’ve been a mother for five years now. This certainly does not make me a seasoned veteran by any means,...

I have a brief history with dance, like an on-again off-again love affair which began in the 80s and which I still can’t shake. There are pictures of me...

“Twenty-four carat magic in the AAAIIIIRRRR!” The sound caused her to slowly peak around the corner into the kitchen where then 4-year-old Nate stood facing the radio, eye-level with...

As a student of mental health counseling, I often think of a diagnosis as a tree trunk. There is one, solid stable disorder planting its roots and from the...