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My Wheelchair Is Not ...

The wheelchair is not the symptom of my condition or my limitations—it is the thing that helps me continue to do what I do.

Keeping Children Safe

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them to be happy and healthy. Preventing injuries and harm is not very different for children with disabilities compared to children without disabilities. However, finding the right information and learning about the kinds of risks children might face at different ages is often […]

Lessons I Learned Abo...

My husband and I were alone with the doctor in the hospital playroom when she gave us the news about our six month-old baby son.

What a Difference a S...

Last Thursday found me picking my way through the tangle of a College Street intersection in an effort to find the Chelsea Hotel, a mission that had me squinting at what signs there were in the gathering gloom.

The Early Bird Catche...

Disability and the quest for successful, meaningful employment continue to be tough bedfellows.

Dear Hiring Manager&#...

Today I am not here to discuss my disability. Rather, I am here solely to touch on the skills, experiences and qualifications that I have to offer your business.

An Outdoor Clothing C...

Toad&Co has a mission it’s promoted by hiring people with disabilities and then sending them on memorable vacations.

Brennen’s Unexpecte...

Brennen was born full-term, two days before his due date, in Sacramento, California. It was a normal pregnancy and delivery, although I replay it constantly in my mind, trying to recall if there was something I’d missed.

A Party Invitation Al...

When my daughter receives an invitation to a party, I’m usually excited. I’m thrilled for her and look forward to us having fun together while celebrating a special occasion, usually a birthday.

A Mother’s Pride

Before I had children, I remember people saying that kids need to come with a manual. In my own journey with three children—two of whom have been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome “plus”—I would change that to the following: