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Caring or Abuse? A Case Goes to Court.


Regular readers may know that I am a mom to a special needs, non verbal young adult son. He is among the most vulnerable among us. He cannot tell me if things are okay. As mom I must glean from his actions and signs whether he is happy, scared, hungry or tired. One of my greatest fears is that someone ...

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Pope Francis: Showing How to Love


Did you see this picture? Following his first Easter Mass Pope Francis greeted worshipers and was handed up this young special needs boy to receive a kiss and hug.  I thought it might be the top story for news outlets but it was hard to find any mention. Why? The heartwarming photo, but even more so the video clip below ...

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This is Why I Homeschooled

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When my son was young he was, as he is today, nonverbal. At that time he was also hyperactive and had difficulty focusing causing him to often be in trouble with the teaching staff. This was at a time when kids with significant special needs were still in self contained classes. Today, most children are integrated into regular classrooms, some ...

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