My 23- year-old son Geo has a cognitive disability and still has trouble putting his shoes on the right feet.
I always joke that if he could pick the lottery numbers with the same knack that he has for consistently putting his shoes on the wrong feet I would have been a millionaire a long time ago…..
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“When a child experiences play, he or she can depart from the world of struggles, tasks, therapies and treatments into the joyful experience of play and through that accomplish more than anyone ever dreamed possible.”
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There’s no doubt about it – some children with disabilities need an adaptive bike. These kids have significant medical challenges and cannot hold their trunk upright or pedal due to their disability. Continue reading →
Starting To Wonder
As a first time Mom, I took my 18-month-old son into the doctor’s office and said; “why isn’t he starting to say words like the other kids in his play group?” The doctor replied; “Oh I wouldn’t worried about it he will talk when he is good & ready.” Continue reading →
My son Geordi, (Geo), was born with an intellectual disability as well as a speech disorder.
Like many of you, I have spent hours upon hours in waiting rooms at doctor’s offices and therapy clinics. In a frantic effort to “fix” my son, I dragged him to every therapy I could find (and AFFORD!). Continue reading →
We are ALL able – that is the message from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I don’t know about you, but I find that enormously encouraging not only as a parent of a child with a disability but as a human being. Although we traditionally celebrate the day that bears his name as an “African-American” holiday it is SO much more than that. Dr. King’s message is for all of us. Continue reading →
It’s January and we all know what that means – New Year’s Resolutions!
Most of us will set some goals around losing weight and getting fitter in 2017. As important as this is for those of us in the general population it is even more critical for those in the disability community. Continue reading →