The butterfly and the special child

February 19, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

This month’s Ladies Home Journal has a small piece by Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America fame. Robin, if you were unaware has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment. While obviously this is not a blog about cancer, her message in this piece I think can speak to all parents …

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Extreme Makeover Home Edition – The Hughes Family of Louisville, Kentucky

February 18, 2008 Kyron 12 Comments

Well last night’s story on Extreme Makeover Home Edition was out of Louisville, Kentucky. It featured the Hughes Family. The eldest child in the Hughes family is an amazing young man named Patrick Henry Hughes. Patrick Henry was born with what the doctor labeled as multiple anomalies – he was born without eyes and his …

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8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Zesty Beef and Vegetable Soup Edition

February 17, 2008 Kyron No Comments

<A href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fthespepar-20%2F8005%2F137e7128-7907-4180-a314-0992b0c800e6&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> 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 …

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The Sunday Paper for February 17, 2008

February 17, 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. Police learn about autism to help prevent tragedy Education of police officers and first responders with …

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Attitudes, Creating Community and Rising Above

February 16, 2008 Kyron No Comments

This is an article I was going to feature in the Sunday Paper but decided it really was something I wanted to single out and give extra attention to. Community is something so many families with children of special needs children fail to have in their lives. Too often things others take for granted we …

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We can all use a Helping Hand

February 15, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Today’s post is thanks to Johanna again (Educate because fear… ) She turned me on to a fascinating website/resource. Lotsa Helping Hands  is an ingenious concept (I’m pretty much annoyed I didn’t come up with it myself!) which allows a group however distinct (think church, school, etc) or as diverse (think bringing friends and family …

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Human Dignity and the 8th Amendment

February 14, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

Yesterday morning on the Today Show I saw video of a man being just dumped out of his wheelchair by an individual who appeared to be a police officer. I was so shocked I paused the TV so that I could finish dealing with the morning din of school readiness and revisit this show because …

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