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The Art and Importance of Choosing Your Elected Officials

The mid-term elections are nearly here. A lot is at stake for Americans with disabilities. Do you know who’s running for office on November 6, 2018? Sure, you’ve seen the campaign ads and postcards….but, do you REALLY know who’s running…beyond the ads and postcards I mean? Have you really gotten to know your Senators, Representatives … Continue reading

Hey, non-voter, I’m talking to you!

  Did you know that in a typical mid-term election only 40% of eligible voters (even less for voters with disabilities) cast their ballot? Wow America, that’s a solid “F!” Are you among the 60% of voters that sit out midterm elections? If so, here’s some food for thought… ALL 435 seats in the US … Continue reading

Embrace the Struggle, Don’t Run From It

By Cory Hanson One day, every child will experience what life is like living on their own, or without parents taking care of them. It can be hard to not be your child’s safety net as they grow. We don’t want to see kids scrape their knees, fail a school project, get their heart broken … Continue reading

Independence Starts at Home

By Cory Hanson As parents, we lay the foundation for the way our child thinks, behaves, and navigates the world around them, especially at school. Here’s what I’ve tried to do with my lovely demon (I’m mostly kidding…) as well as the kids that have come through my classroom. We need to develop a sense … Continue reading

Backpack? Check. Pencil? Check. IEP?

By Cory Hanson Back to school deals are in full swing as we all prepare to send our kids off to get ready for their future. For some, this will be the first (take pictures!), for others the last, and for educators, like me, this is another opportunity to inspire and nurture young minds with … Continue reading

Will your voice count in the 2018 Election?

Federal and local Midterm Elections are mere months away. Have you been paying attention? Do you know what is at stake?  If you haven’t, and if you don’t, then it’s time to get to work…because your life may very well depend on it. If you have a disability, a chronic illness or a pre-existing condition, … Continue reading

Words Matter

A few days ago, the President of the United States got up in front of media, and medal winning Paralympic Athletes, and told them that they were “inspiring” but “a little tough to watch too much.” Let me say that a different way. He stood up in front of our nation and told WORLD CLASS … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: The Key to All Things

“It’s been almost two years since graduation. Now that I’m not in college, nothing is grounded in a reliable sense. Now I’m in the real world, where I should have a job, a wife, kids, a home. I know I’m behind in everything. My goal right now, is to be independent. But, everything is just … Continue reading

Combating Depression: Exercise Your Mind, Body

I know it’s common for people to not fully respond to medication regimens for curing their anxiety and depression. Therapy can and does help, but if you are like me, you have done almost everything you can think of to adjust your medications, with the help of your doctor. Going through medication adjustments are bad … Continue reading

Ableism: It Starts With Your Perception

If you Google the word “ableism” the first result to come up is: “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people (emphasis added.)” This is much different from the definition of any other discrimination such as racism or sexism. These are defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of said group; feeling as though you … Continue reading

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