Got Outrage?

Got Outrage?

I don’t currently live with a disability. I have three boys, 18, 16 and 12, all of whom have a variety of gifts and learning challenges. Having and expressing outrage about the lack of inclusion, the systemic oppression, the legacy of injustice, and the ongoing...
Shit I Learned Going Back to School.

Shit I Learned Going Back to School.

    This Sept. 2nd I began a new path and returned to school for the first time in ….um well… lets just say a really long while. I went to school for a long time, and still, some of this shit is news to me.   In no particular order here is what I am...
Come on CBC!

Come on CBC!

Todays article from CBC about the Ontario Mother who threatened to abandon her daughter on the steps of the Ministry of Human Services-for want of a group home placement, has left me saddened, worried and a more than a little ticked off about the irresponsible...
World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

What ever you do to mark World Down Syndrome Day, do it with love and insistence, joy and expectation, symbolism AND ACTION. Make some noise, tell the truth and demand equity. That which is pithy and trivial can never represent the fortitude and resiliency of...
Extraordinary and Ordinary

Extraordinary and Ordinary

My good friend Deanne Frère, and her family celebrated Wyatt’s Birthday this weekend. To celebrate she created a video which encompasses the dreams that every family has for their children. Extraordinary and ordinary at the same time. I have loved watching Wyatt...
Manifesto for Organizational Thinking…

Manifesto for Organizational Thinking…

Stop tinkering on the edges of service delivery systems that fundamentally misrepresent the imperative contributions people with disabilities have to make to community. Sometimes, grand, sweeping change is necessary. Smash, ameliorate and dismantle systems that keep...