Sweet Max: I’m so sorry we failed you

Nothing upsets me more than learning about the physical restraint of children with autism in school. Basically, these students are punished for having a disability. The following story is what prompted this post: Restraint Death Prompts School To Close As a  middle school special education teacher, I work with students with emotional and behavioral disorders as well as students with …

When autism parents kill–it has to do with hope

All human life is sacred because we are created in the Image of God. Murder is never the answer to the frustrations of parenting a child on the autism spectrum or a child with any kind of disability. Yes, it’s difficult. But it’s do-able. More than that, it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The struggle has been worth the benefits. My sons love with me with the purest form of unconditional love I’ve ever known besides Jesus’ love. They are truly God’s gifts to me.

Atheist Dawkins: Aborting babies with Down Syndrome is the moral thing to do

I can’t stop thinking about an article I wrote for Examiner a few days ago. As a Special Needs Kids Examiner and a college student working toward a degree in Special Education, I have access to the latest news regarding disabilities. When I read about Richard Dawkins tweeting that children with Down Syndrome should be aborted, I was incensed. According …

The most excellent back to school giveaway — win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

I love giveaways. I’ve won lots of things online and I think it’s great fun to offer them. In honor of back to school, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is click on the different ways to enter below, follow the directions and you’re entered! Contest ends September 1. I’ll post the winner …

When parents of disabled children kill

I’m not condoning her actions. But I understand what it’s like to lose hope. It’s the worst feeling in the world. You can’t think straight after being pummeled by your child day in and day out with no end in sight. There just isn’t enough support for parents in this country. We love our children. We love having them with us in our home. But where is the support?

School is not enough.