Category: Special Needs

  • Braggin’ Time!

    Braggin’ Time!

    Time for some braggin’! This beautiful woman is incredible. She’s an amazing wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend. She does so much for so many and is generous with her time, encouragement, and gifts. When we got married, she attended and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the prestigious Brown School of Social […]

  • Ben’s First Communion

    Ben’s First Communion

    It is a day that we have been wondering about, hoping, and praying about for quite some time. There were many times I was doubtful that it would happen at all and, if so, how. This started coming to a head when Ben kept asking about Communion and wanting to partake himself. He was showing […]

  • “CHRISTIAN RESPONSE to MEDICAL SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS”

    Isn’t it ironic that now, when we have so many medical, social, and therapeutic assists for those who need them, more and more people who have any reason to believe they will birth a child who might have special needs of any kind choose to terminate that life in utero? We also hear of possible […]

  • TED-Ed: There’s no dishonor in having a disability – Steven Claunch

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  • Tests for drug to help Down Syndrome patients to begin in Japan.

    Interesting article on the “”Japan Daily Press” and concept as possible help for those who have Down syndrome. http://japandailypress.com/tests-for-drug-to-help-down-syndrome-patients-to-begin-in-japan-0131516

  • Pope Invites Boy with Down Syndrome for Spin on Popemobile

    This warms my heart. www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57590194/pope-francis-invites-boy-with-down-syndrome-for-spin-on-popemobile/

  • Traveling with a Special Needs Child

    This article infuriates me on so many levels. A couple of years ago we had a similar experience, though not as bad. Still irks me! Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?by Marla Murasko http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marla-murasko/did-the-tsa-harrass-us-because-of-our-special-needs-son_b_3085495.html

  • “WHY DOES A VALUED PERSON ADVOCATE FOR A PERSON WHO IS LESS VALUED?”

    The following is a draft for a address I gave to my fellow “graduates” and their families from the Georgia “Parent Leadership Support Program” [which is under the Georgia Advocacy Office]. {Introduction} Let’s get this off the table first: The question is not a good one. Obviously there aren’t people who (should be) valued more […]

  • Parent Leader Support Project

    Wierd title, I know, but a nice program noonetheless. – If you want a short version, its the still-difficult-to-remember “PSLP”. What is it? It Is a program that was founded by the Georgia Advocacy Office (www.thegao.org), the protection and advocacy system that protects the rights of persons with disabilities in the state of Georgia. The […]

  • (End of) Life Issues

    Tonight we get “back into the swing” of our regular Wednesday evening schedule. We have a meal between 5-7pm, confirmation from 5:45-6:45, children’s choir at 6:00pm, and worship at 7:00pm. Tonight during the service we will be discussing “(End of) Life Issues” including Terri Schiavo, living wills, abortion, disabilities as they relate to these items, […]