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In the Spotlight

Today, I found myself in a mental tug-of-war. My son and his fellow classmates were each asked to wear a t-shirt specifically designed for the purpose of teaching ‘acceptance’. Acceptance of their disabilities, to be exact. On one hand, I’m … Continue reading

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In the Shadows

A young boy sits quietly in a classroom full of noisy children. No one sees him. A teenage girl completes her school work, while her peers gossip and pass notes to each other. No one sees her. These are the … Continue reading

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I’m Proud Of You

“I’m proud of you,” Thomas said to the young man standing before him. With a look of surprise the young man quietly replied, “Wow. Thank you. Really, thank you. I’ve never… No one’s ever said that to me before.” The … Continue reading

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When Professionals Say Give Up

My son has the ability to do whatever he sets his mind to do. I believe that we all do. Only with him, there’s a lot more pushing than there is success. For 16 years I’ve been trying to help … Continue reading

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