Bullying: When It's Too Late For Sorry

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Bullies: Sound The Alarm

Bullies: Sound the Alarm  Is your child the target, the delinquent or the spectator?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that suicide is the third leading cause of death in fifteen to twenty four year olds, surpassed only by accidents and homicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 and the fourth leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 14. ...more

If You Think You're Stuck On The Fence...

The Story A son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’The father who, despite having a heart condition said ‘yes.’ They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘yes’ to his son’s request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father said ‘yes’ too. ...more

The "Tail" Of Rugby Jones: A Rascal's Journey From Disability To Ability

New Book Introduces A Hero to Handicapped and Special Needs Kids BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (September 8, 2009) - Author Claudia Broome has created a literary hero. He is a Pembroke Welsh corgi named Rugby Jones who is paraplegic and not about to let that stop him. The “Tail” of Rugby Jones captures Claudia’s dynamic personal story about how Rugby is captivating thousands of people with his humorous, lovably cocky and to-the-point message that disability is really ability in disguise.   ...more

 

 

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Palin vs. Obama

Those who know me, know that I am on a mission to help handicapped people of all ages. My friend Rugby Jones is testament to that fact. Having said that, I must preface this blog by saying that I am a registered Republican but more importantly, I am a registered American! ...more

BlogHer 2008: Accessibility of Westin St. Francis

For over a year now, I have been traveling and going to professional conferences as a person with a disability, a wheelchair and crutches user. Abilities and disabilities vary wildly. My own issues are most often bathrooms, distances, exhaustion, and stairs. I am less aware of issues and solutions for people with visual impairments and for the deaf or hearing impaired community; I apologize for not addressing those issues here. If you have mobility issues and wonder about the accessible geography of the conference, I have a ton of information! ...more

 I'd like to follow up with my actual experience of accessibility of the hotel.

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Santa Using Sign Language Delights Children

Ron Swartz, 52, of Clarkston, Michigan, is putting the excitement back into visiting Santa Claus for hearing-impaired and deaf children. Swartz, himself deaf, has been taking the children’s Christmas wishes for 10 years at Silent Call Communications in Waterford, MI, which is about 25 miles northwest of Detroit. ...more