Baker Act Brings all the Lawyers to the Yard

Image with text explaining: What is the Baker Act? A controversial Florida law instructing law enforcement officers to arrest and administer involuntary psych exams on mentally ill people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others. It's not supposed to be used on the basis of a developmental, social, or intellectual disability. However,… Continue reading Baker Act Brings all the Lawyers to the Yard

The Incredibly Light Diploma

An owl flying, grasping a diploma and wearing a graduation cap There is an insidious goal sometimes lurking behind the diploma of a special needs student. At the time graduating is happening, you are giddy with relief, anticipatory for the future and unbearably relieved that "it's over". You picture your child walking the halls of… Continue reading The Incredibly Light Diploma

Particularly Persistent Parking Problems

As an individual who currently deals with several "Invisible disabilities", I can assure you that they are real. Currently, I live with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism. They all come with varying levels of symptoms that I deal with on a daily basis. There are some days when I have to lie there in bed… Continue reading Particularly Persistent Parking Problems

Special Needs Parenting Stress

Stress. You don't have to have a child with special needs to experience it. In fact, you don't even need children to deal with stress on a regular basis. However, there is a unique kind of stress that comes along with raising a child with unique needs. Also, you have to deal with it, along… Continue reading Special Needs Parenting Stress