This is about Human Needs Are Not "Special" - the concept and some products! Human Needs Are Not "Special" One of the things that upsets me is when disability rights, and the needs and opportunities of people with disabilities get lumped into a bandwagon of "special." Like, that there is something special about what every [...]Read More about Human Needs Are Not “Special”
This is about how to get free hearing aids. If you have questions about other resources or this, you can contact me in my "You Ask, I Answer," series or join my Patreon to ask questions in my monthly open-house. This post is available for download on my Patreon site (linked here). Alternatively, you can [...]Read More about How to Get Free Hearing Aids
This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review. My friend Mellanie sent me a message the other day, asking if I'd ever seen 37 Seconds. I scuttled over and watched it, pronto. Here's the preview: 37 Seconds Movies that truly to seem [...]Read More about “37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over
This is about ways to keep your bolting child safe. "Bolting", "eloping" or "child who runs away with abandon" - this post is about ways to keep the child who is a runner, safe. Your "Runner" - Keeping the Eloping Child Safe Bolting is very common with kids with Down syndrome and Autism. It's also [...]Read More about How to Stop Your Child From Eloping: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism and Down Syndrome
This is a news post, announcing that the Lit League Disability Book & Movie Club has selected The Pretty One, by Keah Brown, as our February read. Keah Brown went and wrote a book that screams, "READ MEEEEEEEE," and so we shall! Details About "The Pretty One" "From the disability rights advocate and creator of [...]Read More about “The Pretty One” by Keah Brown for February Read
This is about a new show on Netflix called, "The Healing Powers of Dude." There are some spoilers in it! The Healing Powers of Dude has "good stuff" written all over it. A show geared for tweens, about a (white) kid with social anxiety, and his best friends in middle school are an Asian girl [...]Read More about “The Healing Powers of Dude” Made Me Feel Like a Grumpy Bitch
This is about being a "special needs parent" or a "special needs mom" and how and why that term is all wrong. My previous post on "I am Not a Special Needs Mom" is linked at the end of this post. Special Needs Moms "Special Needs Mom" is a term that is used by moms [...]Read More about Repeat After Me: “I Am Not a Special Needs Mom!”
This is a short video explaining what ableism is, the basic pieces behind disability rights, and what having a disability is, what a disability is. What is Ableism? Ableism is prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism is real, and exists even among people with disabilities, as we can internalize the ableism that is rampant in [...]Read More about Activism Against Ableism: A Short Film on Everything You Need to Know
This is about the American school system and it's fundamental differences with working hours and higher ed. The American school system is fundamentally out of synch with the working hours that parents keep. It's even out of synch with higher education calendars. I noticed this of course in California, but this has slapped me in [...]Read More about How Can a Parent Get Ahead When School is Always Out?
Summer Blog Hop Series: Disability and Special Needs posts
Every group you could ever want. And then some!
This is a post about how to open an ABLE account. It is a neutral post, not committed to any one type of ABLE account. It is a source of information and is not sponsored in any way. What is An ABLE Account? "ABLE" is an acronym meaning "Achieving a Better Life Experience". ABLE accounts [...]Read More about How to Open an ABLE Account: Save Money and Keep Disability Benefits
This is a light, cute video post of Moxie having a conversation about her future. Moxie's got some plans, and she wants to talk about them. Mack's also wondering about some of those... as you will see! Moxie's Getting Married! Eze is Moxie's best friend - You know what I was saying years ago about [...]Read More about Moxie is Moving!
This is a personal post about change and learning, as viewed through the lens of the 10-year photo challenge I sat for a moment to do the 10 year challenge. That is, the challenge where you take a photo of yourself from 10 years ago - the end of the "aughts" - with a photo [...]Read More about What Two Photos Told Me