Category Archives: inclusion

The Birthday Girl Gives Everyone Else a Gift

This Saturday my son and daughter went to a birthday party of a very close friend, let’s call her the Birthday Girl, who recently moved to another town. Though the Birthday Girl’s older sister has been acutely aware of my … Continue reading

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No Pity, part 1

I bring along my son, who attends a special education school many miles away, when I pick up my daughter at her neighborhood school’s after-school program. Since he started attending the far-far-away school a year ago, the ties that bind … Continue reading

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Push it good

If you’re interested in media portrayals of disability, here’s a new one to add to the DVR list: Push Girls, a new reality show about four gorgeous, celebrity women who all use wheelchairs. Seems hot and sexy and real, which … Continue reading

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It’s complicated

I am having a really hard time figuring out what to make of my son’s soccer practice this past Saturday. Can you help me figure it out? As part of our town’s recreation department’s efforts to create recreation opportunities for … Continue reading

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No big whoop?

The special needs blogosphere and social media outlets are abuzz about this recent Target ad featuring a boy with Down Syndrome. This kid is cute. Really cute. It’s great to see him there. The big news isn’t the fact that … Continue reading

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