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The other day I was surprised by an interesting conversation I had at the grocery store. We were doing some shopping with the kids when one of my son’s classmates ran to Emir to give him a high five and say “hello.” It wasn’t a big deal for any of us but when I looked at the kid’s parents, they...

Disponible en Español, aquí!  Over the years I have witnessed how many parents label their children with disabilities as either low or high functioning...

This summer I decided to buy an above ground pool to put in the backyard. I had never before bought a large one because my son, Emir, has been always...

Having a child with special needs comes with a lot of extras: extra supports that might include therapy, tutoring, frequent medical appointments, and...

As the mother of a young man with Down syndrome, each new school year comes along with a torrent of feelings. Emir is already 13 years old. He has a voice,...