Peach Therapy

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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

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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 →

Anything is Possible

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A parent recently sent me this email:

“ …I cannot thank you enough the creators of fat wheels. For the first time my 11- year-old autistic boy rode a bike. They taught him how to pedal and maneuver at school using a special needs tricycle. So moving on to his 20″ bike supported by fat wheels was easy for him. Please pass on my gratitude to your company owners. You guys are not selling wheels, you are helping parents like me see what they never thought was possible.” –    Vivek Saran Columbus, Ohio

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Hello? Is Anybody Out There?

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I am what they call “Old School.”  I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the new age of technology.  However, I had an “aha” moment last week when all the planets aligned, the clouds parted and I truly saw the “miracle” of social media and the positive effect it can have on a family dealing with disability.

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