This article was published in The Mighty on July 2, 2019. In the land of the undiagnosed, doubt carries a weight like no other. The doubt of the doctors. The doubt of friends and family. The self-doubt we carry inside of ourselves — the doubt that colours all of our decisions, complicates all of our actions, undermines all of… Continue reading Finding Grounding In the Face of Doubt and Uncertainty
After our fabulous race on Wednesday, Captains Justin, Jaxon and myself decided we were gluttons for punishment and we came back this morning for another race - this time the Barrie Waterfront 5K! We packed up the car in the rain, with the wind picking up, and at 6:30 in the morning a race in… Continue reading Race Report: Barrie Waterfront 5K
The last Wednesday in May is the annual Barrie Rotary Fun Run. This race has been part of our annual calendar since we first moved to Barrie in 2008, and this year was no different! The weather was about as good as we have ever had it - 20 degrees, partly cloudy, and hardly any… Continue reading Race Report: Barrie Rotary Fun Run
This post was first published on 'The Mighty' March 11, 2019, but I always like to repost my writings here as well. https://themighty.com/2019/03/disabled-parent-disabled-children/ I’ve spent my entire life in the disabled world, so I’ve seen lots of personal stories about living with a disability and what that’s like, and I’ve seen lots of stories about people’s experiences… Continue reading 4 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Disabled Parent of Kids with Disabilities
If we were to include these six points in all of our new home and new apartment construction we would significantly lower the challenges faced by families and individuals who have to deal with new disabilities.
When it comes to creating spaces that work for people with disabilities, there seem to be two approaches. The first is what I am going to term Reactive Design.
There is a lot of conversation right now in Ontario about autism and about autism therapy. IBI and ABA have pride of place in the autism therapy world, and I know many parents and families who have seen remarkable results. That option needs to remain open for parents and families, and needs to be funded to… Continue reading Autism, Cat-munication and Joining