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Ashley's Mom Patient Expert

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Ashley's Mom (Deborah), once a police officer, is now a computer professional who balances her work life and her very busy home life as the single parent of four unique children. Deborah's  birth son, Chip, is 18 years old and will be going off to college in the Fall of 2009. When Chip... Full Bio
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Summer Done, School Year Begun by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Thankfully, we have survived yet another summer. School is back in session in just a few days, and I think both Ronnie and Ashley will be glad to see that day get here ... Read on »
Don't Look Down On Me by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities While this video is directed at one specific disability, the wisdom of Mr. Novick can be extended to all types of disability. Read on »
Yet Another Loss This Week... by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Mary MacCracken, Writer About Disabilities, Dies at 88 Read on »
Aren't You Sorry You Asked? by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It's been a rough summer. You could probably tell that based on the lack of posts to this blog. So, here's a quick summary, and a promise to try to start doing better ... Read on »
Finally Fit by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Now this is using your brain for good... Toronto Exhibit Highlights Fashion for People Using Wheelchairs Read on »
The First of Many Transitions by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities There are only two more days of school left, and I am sad.  I bet that's not something you hear often from parents of children with special needs.  But for this family, a ... Read on »
A Room With A View by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The birds in my neighborhood are in quite an amorous mood this Spring.  They have built double the number of nests as in previous years, and because of that, they are runni ... Read on »
More Than Functional Skills - Part 2 by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In part 1 of this discussion, I asked the question Do you believe that nurturing creativity from a very young age might serve as a foundation for a future life goal, pe ... Read on »
More Than Functional Skills by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I believe that one of the most important things about our child's development and education is left out in most special education programs - fostering their creativity.  So ... Read on »
Everyone Needs A Geek by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I believe that one of the most important things about our child's development and education is left out in most special education programs - fostering their creativity.  So ... Read on »
Special Exposure Wednesday by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Checking out the Micky Mouse Chia pet! Read on »
Make No Assumptions by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Just because you spend many hours trying to educate your children on Internet safety, don't assume they practice it. Just because our school systems have classes, as ... Read on »
First Deafblind Graduate of Harvard Law School by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Haben Girma is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. She applies her unique perspective as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates to rem ... Read on »
Disability of Choice? by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The Autism community has done a bang up job of getting their message heard.  There are so many organizations, some good, some not so good, but all of which have the ears of ... Read on »
Throw Back Thursday by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities When my babies were babies... (They are now 19 and 23 years old!)       Read on »
My Star Athlete by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Check out this video that my son, Ronnie made for the Sportable Annual Report. Then go check out the whole report . You will be amazed at the great things this organizati ... Read on »
One Child Assaulted, One Child Murdered by Ashley's Mom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Some of my fondest memories of childhood are of exploring my neighborhood with my friends, playing in the swampy area behind our houses, riding our bikes until darkness rol ... Read on »