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Special Needs Advocacy

When the Unthinkable Happens at School: Keeping Your Child Safe

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I watched Sandy Hook on the news last year and the tornado-torn Plaza Towers news reports and tried to imagine my child in the middle of such chaos. People with disabilities were among the hardest hit in disaster areas of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

To The Author Of The Anonymous Note Left On My Car Window

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

In your hurry to keep things neat and orderly, you didn't see the whole picture. You didn't see the wheelchair lift permanently installed into the back of my SUV, and you didn't see me unload my little girl's pink manual wheelchair that we use for "quick" trips.

Dear Summer Camp 'Buddy'

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I saw your eyes shine on the last day of camp when Zoe handed you the friendship bracelet she made, and your shy smile in return when you gave Zoe the necklace you brought for her. I saw the light on both your faces, and that moment, that week, is something my family won't ever forget.

I love Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome Baby

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther J. Cepeda

Forget the fact that, if the McCain/Palin ticket won, Sarah Palin would be the first female vice president in history. If the Alaskan hottie made it i...