I am a parent, just like you…

I am a parent, just like you…

I am a parent, just like you. My daughter, Chanel, was placed on an IEP when she was 3 years old. I know how scary, overwhelming, and isolating it can be to be a parent of a special needs child while trying to navigate the maze of special education. Over the years, I...
Creative Self-Expression

Creative Self-Expression

When was the last time you did something that allowed you creative self-expression? I started painting when I was 9 years old. My dad saw that I could draw, and he signed me up for painting classes. I immediately started painting as if I had done it in another life; I...
Can the pandemic bring us together?

Can the pandemic bring us together?

My daughter loves history. She constantly asks questions about people and has a fascination for ancestry and our family tree. She subscribes to apps such as Ancestery.com and “Today History”, which lists historical events that occurred on the current day… and...
If we lose our kids, we lose the country.

If we lose our kids, we lose the country.

Students with special needs and disabilities face alarming challenges amidst the COVID crisis and school closures. Without reliable in-person professional support for these students, and because virtual teaching and related services largely have not been designed with...