Healing Our Wounds

Healing Our Wounds

I feel fragile at best, a puddle of insecurities and hopelessness at worst. This latest shocking tragedy in Connecticut has caused me to want to turn tail, run to my Mommy and Daddy’s house with my children and hide away from the world and all it’s madness. While I...
Prom Pity

Prom Pity

At this watershed moment on the path to inclusion and social justice for people with disabilities, all of us need to think critically about the things “we have always done”, particularly when we convince ourselves of its worth because “the people look forward to it so...
Take the Offensive

Take the Offensive

Isn’t there an old sports adage that goes something like “the best defence is a good offence”? I assert we need to adopt this strategy with our advocacy and awareness raising in Canada as we face the impending arrival of prenatal screening in Canada. I’m so pleased to...
Stereotypical Sport

Stereotypical Sport

For The Love of #$%# Bowling! There is nothing about having Down syndrome that can keep this dancer from kicking some competitor butt at a REGULAR-thats right I said it-Not At ALL Special-National Ballroom Dance competition. Teddy Kremer 29 took first place in the...
Separate vs Equal

Separate vs Equal

The “Spread the Word to End the Word” Campaign” has been getting a lot of public relations play lately while I think eliminating this word from our commonly used language is a worthwhile and important goal-I’m just not sure we can get there...
Playing House

Playing House

Organizations which continue to spend copious amounts of money on creating-work settings, home environments, even Snooze-land Rooms (to re-create the stimulus people with disabilities would receive the real world) are sending a strong message, people with disabilities...