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Simply put, I am a single father raising a severely disabled teenage daughter. The adventure is fraught with stumbles, prejudices, hills to climb, lows and highs. I offer them all is straightforward language.
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Count to 22. Or is it 21? Either way, ugh. And Fort Knox. by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Federal laws and regulations declare that eligible students receive special education “through age 22″ and “between the ages of 3 and 21, inclusive …” States interpret this ... Read on »
The mother ship has yet to arrive by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It has been a while. Several of you have written recently expressing concern, thank you. I truly miss the blog and will make an effort to get back to it. It has been a hell ... Read on »
So sue me. by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities You need to read the previous post and comments if you are interested in following this one. I thought I was writing a post disagreeing with another blogger’s use and defini ... Read on »
So sue me. by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities You need to read the previous post and comments if you are interested in following this one. I thought I was writing a post disagreeing with another blogger’s use and defini ... Read on »
Special Education is for retards by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Yes, I know, I am not supposed to use the word “retard.” I don’t prescribe to that prohibition, but in general I don’t use it. I did in the title to get your ire up. And whi ... Read on »
Special Education is for retards by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Yes, I know, I am not supposed to use the word “retard.” I don’t prescribe to that prohibition, but in general I don’t use it. I did in the title to get your ire up. And whi ... Read on »
Dead would be nice by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities About six months ago someone at school asked me if I wanted Pearlsky to participate in graduation. She is turning 22 in October so school ends for her then. Technically I gu ... Read on »
Dead would be nice by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities About six months ago someone at school asked me if I wanted Pearlsky to participate in graduation. She is turning 22 in October so school ends for her then. Technically I gu ... Read on »
Dead would be nice by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities About six months ago someone at school asked me if I wanted Pearlsky to participate in graduation. She is turning 22 in October so school ends for her then. Technically I gu ... Read on »
We are both back. Scary, no? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By now, EVERYONE has seen my interview. Well, not everyone, but we will get to that in a bit. I do need to make some corrections, apologies and acknowledgements. I talk abou ... Read on »
We are both back. Scary, no? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By now, EVERYONE has seen my interview. Well, not everyone, but we will get to that in a bit. I do need to make some Read on »
We are both back. Scary, no? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By now, EVERYONE has seen my interview. Well, not everyone, but we will get to that in a bit. I do need to make some corrections, apologies and acknowledgements. I talk abou ... Read on »
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? ~Groucho Marx by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities (Feel free just to skip to the third and final video of my interview at the end of this post.) Within two or three months of Pearlsky’s birth we were clearly told that marri ... Read on »
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? ~Groucho Marx by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities (Feel free just to skip to the third and final video of my interview at the end of this post.) Within two or three months Read on »
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? ~Groucho Marx by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities (Feel free just to skip to the third and final video of my interview at the end of this post.) Within two or three months of Pearlsky’s birth we were clearly told that marri ... Read on »
Night Terrors by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Fear of the night seems to be ingrained in us humans. The dark, the unknown. But for those of us in this community, I believe Read on »
“It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Don’t ever go into a room alone with a videographer / interviewer / personable young lady. You never know what will happen. In three parts. Read on »
“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” ~ Norman Bates by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Another Mother’s Day. Ugh. These are tough. I have told you that my mother hates mother’s day … she does not understand why her friends Read on »
“God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.” ~Edwin Louis... by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The title of this post is kind of funny (no, not “ha ha” funny), a quote coming from the founder of the Christian Men’s Network who died Read on »
We are alive by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In the last two weeks I have received a spate of emails asking if we are ok. I am not sure the answer to that, Read on »