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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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Making the easy not-so-easy by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities First I want to thank everyone for their comments and emails on the last post. Note that I added a comment there that you may Read on »
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities 1979. I was in college, working in a local delicatessen part time. One summer day an older lady came in and before we knew it she was on the floor. No one there knew, but I ... Read on »
Prayers needed by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Lord knows we all need prayers. Often. Spare a moment and send one for Chris, okay? © Single Dad for Single Dad / Disabled Daughter, 2012. | Permalink | One comment | Add to ... Read on »
Tough by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I suck as a blogger recently, I get that. Yeah, a lot is going on and I really need to share more. For me, if not for you. I recently gave a two hour talk to a graduate clas ... Read on »
“I get mail; therefore I am.” ~Scott Adams by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Dear SD: I’m impressed by your blog. I’m going through a difficult time after terminating my pregnancy at 24 weeks because of cerebral anomalies (very similar to those of th ... Read on »
[motion of] No Confidence issue by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Email just sent to the new “High School Special Education Coordinator.” Subject: [motion of] No Confidence issue I really need you to understand that my daughter is not only ... Read on »
“The Extreme Parenting Video Project” ~Elizabeth and Sophie by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Elizabeth had this great project, asking us to submit a photo of ourselves holding a poster board with advice we would give to a new parent of a severely disabled child. The ... Read on »
From the eMailbag … by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Hi, wondering if you can share dimensions of the rooms your daughter uses. How big is the bedroom? Bathroom? Would she spend most of her time in the living or another room? ... Read on »
Uggh by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I made a medicine error today. Did not seem to mess her up. Sure messed me up. Damn. But she does look cute when pictured with her dog-ugly dad, no? © Single Dad for Single ... Read on »
“Freud: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” ~Robin Williams by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I needed a quote on psychology … the title has minimal to do with the post. I was asked / invited to write a post for the online version of Psychology Today, and it went up ... Read on »
Simple question by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities As I mentioned, I am writing a post for a main stream publication on Growth Attenuation, also called the Ashley Treatment. (see here if you are not familiar) I just submitte ... Read on »
Quick note by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Yes, trust me, I have lots to post about. Just can’t at the moment, so seeing that it is IEP time for many of us … sit back and enjoy … © Single Dad for Single Dad / Disable ... Read on »
“A little emasculated mass of inanity.” ~Teddy Roosevelt on Henry James by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’ve been given the opportunity to write in a main stream magazine’s web edition about growth attenuation (GA) otherwise known as the Ashley Treatment. I will be doing so an ... Read on »
My son by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities He’s the one on the left. And some unnamed pony girl. © Single Dad for Single Dad / Disabled Daughter, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Read on »
You know what I hate … ? by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I hate when an anonymous blogger, in his or her anonymous persona, puts up an anonymous blog about an important topic and then people comment that the blogger has no idea wh ... Read on »
“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.” ~William Shakespeare by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Sorry, Billy, I disagree. I am more of an “ignorance is bliss” kind of guy. (From Thomas Gray‘s poem, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742): “Where ignorance is b ... Read on »
Dear Prudence, part deux by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Two actual emails … re: last post … Ms. Yoffe: I am the single father of a severely disabled nineteen year old daughter. I happened to write a post on my blog the other day ... Read on »
“I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.” ~Molly Ivins by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Thanks to Elizabeth, I now know who “Dear Prudence” is (aka Emily Yoffee) because of this comment on my last post. Several of you have commented on the Dear Prudence Q & A, ... Read on »
It takes a community by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I (and others) have referred to our “club” … many of us have severely disabled kids and that is a different situation than many other disabled. I don’t think I need to descr ... Read on »
“Every sin is the result of collaboration.” ~Stephen Crane by Single Dad Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities So I am waiting to hear from the wannabe pedagogue as to his ideas for Pearlsky on “vocational training” day and how they fit into his “modality” thing. If you don’t know wh ... Read on »