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Durga’s Tool #552: SBAR

Here’s another in my toolbox series of techniques that inspire me to live with joy, compassion and courage. When you are parenting a child with special needs, learning how to communicate clearly with teachers, doctors and other professionals is a critical … Continue reading

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Mi casa es everybody’s casa

I am sometimes asked what it feels like to share so much personal information on this blog. After years of raising a child with special needs, I can honestly say that privacy is something I barely remember. I know lots … Continue reading

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I get by with a little help from my friends

Several years ago at the playground of our integrated preschool, a bunch of my mom friends were discussing the pros and cons of the kindergartens they had the option of sending their kids to the following year. Since my son … 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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“Let there be peace, welfare and righteousness”

Reflecting on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s contribution to peace  thought I’d share a blessing by Hagen Hasselbalch which I found in Earth Prayers. It so beautifully captures the open-armed ambitions of the peace movement inspired by folks like Dr. King: … Continue reading

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