Special Needs

Person First

Posted by on April 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I’m not sure where and when it happened along my journey of being an advocate for kids with special needs, but it happened and it has really stuck with me whenever I hear people talking about others with challenges. It’s the whole ‘label’ thing and it really makes me perk up and want to speak […]

Labeling

Posted by on March 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

All of us have labels that we have given ourselves or someone else has given us. Some labels are quite useful or overall welcoming: creative, kind, friendly, intelligent….and some are not as positive but can be equally useful: reserved, active, expressive, inquisitive, special (and I say these aren’t as positive because they are sometimes used […]

Special Needs

Posted by on February 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Special Needs….just the title can mean so many things, but it is most often used in describing children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. It is also something very personal to me. It is something I have been trained to support. The personal experience comes from having people in my life that have been […]