The Evil Twin In My House

You know what no one ever talks about…how sometimes you end up living with, and caring for, someone you don’t even like. Your mind probably goes to the place where you think I’m talking about…

The Hustle Pt. 1

It’s the constant feeling that the ground beneath you is moving. That every moment of every day you can feel and see ‘workable’ time slipping away. The need to allocate as much energy as possible…

Rock Sandwich: #1

Who in the hell coined the phrase “Sandwich Generation?” That makes this time in life sound substantial or pleasurable or sustaining…like something you’d want to have, right? Don’t most people like sandwiches? What a bunch…

Vulnerability is the New Superpower

I spend most of my time studying; studying myself, studying other humans. I am intrigued by leadership psychology and the manner in which people lead themselves and organizations. I am not talking about managing, I…

Sensory Friendly Excursions

Looking for ideas for sensory friendly summertime fun?! During the school year, the emphasis is on inclusion, so why should that stop just because it is summer?  There are tons of programs available which offer…

Special education and stigmatization

I have been a part of many ARDs where parents are concerned about what they consider to be the stigma of special education. More often, parents invision special education as a completely separate area of…

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of SPED

The SPED world runs on acronyms and abbreviations which can be VERY confusing. Everywhere you turn someone is talking about scheduling an ARD to ensure FAPE (what IS that?!) because an IEP (come again?!) needs…

Retention or Social Promotion?

This is the time of year in which parents and school staff start asking whether to retain or socially promote students from all grade levels. We live in a time when there is pressure on…