Tag Archives: intellectual disability

More kitchen table talk

Is it possible to be a good student but a poor learner? I think so, based on my own personal experience. During my school years, good grades came easy. I was eager to please and to be praised, but unless … Continue reading

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Special needs eclipse

I had a special needs eclipse this morning. One of those moments when the challenges of raising a kiddo who needs a lot of help blocks out all of the light. The details aren’t important, but I can say that … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere

I’ve been quiet, but life hasn’t. Returning from some back-to-back conferences, I dive into our latest round of potty training my 10-year-old son, who confounds us by being successfully able to stay dry at school but not at home. You … Continue reading

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Scene from a breakfast table

INT. AT A BREAKFAST TABLE – MID-MORNING The table is set for four although only two people sit at the table — an energetic seven-year-old DAUGHTER and a slightly groggy and disheveled woman, her MOTHER. At the two other place … Continue reading

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The inner spiritual life of an ambulance blesser

There’s been a story recently in the news about a boy with an intellectual disability who was denied first communion on the grounds that his priest did not believe the boy had “sufficient knowledge” of Christ, a requirement for first … Continue reading

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Keeping your tongue up with the times

Image via Wikipedia I remember, during the course of so many conversations, having to point out to my dad that we didn’t use this word or that word  to describe various groups of folks anymore. I know he didn’t mean … Continue reading

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