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‘I could meet him there.’

I've started going through my drafts and finishing them. You know those moments when there is something on your mind and you want to get it out into the world and then you run out of steam and you don't. Those thoughts tend to get buried beneath the newer ones. But here we are nearing… Continue reading ‘I could meet him there.’

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Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

For two weeks this summer Sebastian had another eye gaze trial with the Tobii/Dynavox I-12. This was his third extended trial with the device and he used it once a week at school the previous year. At school they focussed on games which worked on building eye gaze skills like targeting, timing and accuracy. I asked… Continue reading Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

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Keep Fighting

   I met a 52 year old woman today. She introduced herself to me after I made sure she had enough space to see the musicians at the Day of the Dead celebrations at Evergreen Brickworks. We had biked there so had the double chariot which is kind of a monster in small spaces. I… Continue reading Keep Fighting

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On inclusion

  I met a man this weekend at the Easter Seals Regatta that told us that having a special class for kids with intellectual disabilities in his school as a kid fundamentally changed they way he viewed people with disabilities because they were 'included' insomuch that they were there in the same halls as he… Continue reading On inclusion

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Graduation

First and last day of school. I love the confidence in the last day photo.   Sebastian graduated from 1st grade on June 25th. He attended a school which integrated therapy with academics that went from JK-G1. Some of you might recall that we kept Sebastian in his inclusive (typical and non-typical) pre-school for an extra year so that he would… Continue reading Graduation

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Not Okay

A friend asked me how I was doing today. Everything's good? Everything's okay? She said. I smiled. Yeah. We are good.  But things are not okay.  It's not okay that the school system is so broken. That it's overcrowded and the programs created to support our kids are spilling over in numbers without the proper… Continue reading Not Okay