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...
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...
Certain Proof

Certain Proof

Some things have to be proven. Einstein knew it, Galileo knew it,  and if you have children in school who are subjected to standardized testing you know it too. So when does the need to demonstrate your value and competency in the world begin to erode your sense of...
Got Impact?

Got Impact?

The Role of Organizations Organizations that serve vulnerable people have a tremendous amount of power and responsibility resonating in peoples lives, to be mindful of that consider the following- Impact, Scale and Durability. Does the organizations efforts,...
About Leadership

About Leadership

Here is What I Know to Be True… There is a direct correlation between the way your organization’s leadership team treats your staff, and the way in which your staff treat the people they support. An environment suffocating under dictator like edicts,...