Alaska’s Governor has 5th child, a son with down syndrome

April 21, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

Governor Palin, Congratulations to you and your husband and happy birth day to Trig Paxon Van Palin! With that, we take this opportunity to also welcome you to the amazing country of Holland. You’re very familiar with the Italy tour (having four older children) and I want to assure you that your time in our …

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8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Barbequed Country Style Ribs

April 20, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot is my hero! I throw …

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The Sunday Paper for April 20, 2008…

April 20, 2008 Kyron No Comments

…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. ‘High School Musical’ production takes social inclusion to new level One of the most successful Disney …

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One Shoe Two Shoe Three Shoe Four…

April 19, 2008 Kyron 8 Comments

…five shoe, six shoe, seven shoe – Heavens Sake NO MORE!!! Sounds like a cute rhyme that preschoolers say to learn their numbers but for me it was a little ditty about buying shoes for Katherine yesterday. Katherine has never been a shoe horse – when you wear an orthotic, fashion via shoes is never …

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JacksLists.org

April 18, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

I found this blog because the mom, Nancy found me. What a blessing that was!! Nancy is mom to Jack. Jack is a child who has a visual impairment which leaves him legally blind. I’m sharing with you an comment I left on one of her blog posts because I felt the post was that …

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An open letter to Ms. Curran…

April 17, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

This is an email I recently sent to Ms. Curran. If you are interested in contacting her yourself (as some of you who contacted me were) you can click here to send her a message. I am sure that she’ll be happy for any messages of support and thanks we send! Dear Ms. Curran, I …

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One Dose of Tough Love

April 16, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

The past few weeks I’ve been engaging in the task of reviewing several different classes in an effort to find an appropriate high school placement for Katherine. Certainly not the first time I have had to go view multiple classroom settings. Katherine’s placements have had to change more often than I care to even think …

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