November 2011

How an iPad can give a voice to special needs children

Andrew is kicking some serious communication ass thanks to his iPad (which, if you recall, he received from a guardian angel by the name of Gary James back in August of this year). I’ve written a pretty fantabulous article about the whole darn thing for my column with OC Moms for The Orange County Register [...]

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Special needs girl bullied at the hands of Ohio teacher, classroom aide

It’s a nightmare that has played out over and over in my head: My helpless special needs son being abused at the hands of an evil force preying on the weaknesses of an innocent child just because he’s an easy target. I mean, who would Andrew tell? How would we, as his parents ever really [...]

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Terra Cotta is for the Living

I’m supposed to come over for a cup of tea and some low carb shepherd’s pie (apparently there is such a thing) but I’m worried about later about how I’ll feel the afternoons have been tricky lately “Can I come now?” I ask her over the phone, already in the car and heading in her [...]

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Friends.

His name is Colin and he’ll melt your heart (trust me, I’ve experienced it firsthand)   He sits two seats away from Andrew in a classroom filled with few conversations and even fewer friendships yet somehow they managed to find each other CHOOSE each other, and form a bond (Hold on. I need to grab [...]

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Photo Booth!

O.M.G. Where have I been? Why have I not experienced this before? Where can I get one for my house???? Which one is your favorite? Mikey totally bonded with the rubber chicken. Can you tell? Also, I tried to take off with the boa, but was busted by the gal who ran the photo booth. [...]

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I Miss Rome

My landscape It used to be wide open     far reaching not quite limitless but comparatively speaking, pretty darn close   Somewhere between Then and Now It started to shrink slow motion at first and I almost missed it   But things like these have a tendency to feed on people like me (you [...]

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A playdate. With his first school friend. Some things are totally worth the wait.

I’ll admit it. I was a bit nervous   Not a bad nervous A giddy nervous There’s a distinct difference, you know.   I held the paper in my hand and stared at the numbers until they blurred together into one big ink blotch bit my lip grabbed the phone and dialed   The voice [...]

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