special needs

Day 1479: 3 Lessons Learned from Cerebral Palsy on World CP Day 2014

“I have not been handicapped by my condition. I am physically challenged and differently able.” – Janet Barnes   It’s 1 : 42 PM on day 1479 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, go back to bed, read Proverbs 17, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting…

Day 1478: 7 Life Lessons I Learned from the Bible

There are so many life lessons to be learned from the Bible – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 1 : 10 PM on day 1478 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 15, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen…

Day 1477: He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy

“As a mother of a child who looks different, this is my plea to you:   If you are the parent whose child says another child looks funny or scary, don’t simply say, “That isn’t a nice thing to say.” While you are right, it’s not nice, simply saying that and walking away still isolates…

Day 1476: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip,” Jonathan would say, other times, “is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too.” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull     It’s 12 : 40 PM on day…

Day 1475: Grow Up World

We as the people of the world need to grow up – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 12 : 45 PM on day 1475 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 13, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself egg with bread and a banana  for breakfast…

Day 1474: The Blessing of Visible Disability

“Sure, people with invisible disabilities don’t experience nearly as many physical accessibility concerns. The social justice accessibility, the value of our worth, the question of our validity in a diagnosis that may not fit in a diagnostic box: That is what truly makes our disabilities invisible.” – D, What it’s like to live with a hidden disability…

Day 1473: Emma Watson’s Amazing UN Speech

“In 1997, Hillary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly, many of the things that she wanted to change are still true today. What struck me the most was that less than 30% of the audience were male. How can we effect change in the world when only half of it…

Day 1472: Happy 20th Birthday Neethu

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” ~ Amy Li   It’s 1 : 28 PM on day 1472 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 10, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed…

Day 1471: Trainwrecks and Learning to live and let live

You can’t change other people all you can do is cover your eyes and hope they wise up before a trainwreck happens – that’s what I realized yesterday.   It’s 1 : 28 PM on day 1471 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 9, publish my Disability of the…

Day 1470: The Real Homeless Man Experiment

We say it’s what’s on the inside that counts but that’s not true – that’s what I realized yesterday.   It’s 12 : 12 PM on day 1470 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Proverbs 8, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to…