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Re-Thinking Halloween Costumes

As Halloween approaches, and I get ready to celebrate the trick-or-treating season with my son, I started thinking about Halloween for me when I was a little girl. 331 more words

Heartbreaking: Mum Plans to Tell Her Disabled Son.....

…..I wanted to abort you, but missed the chance. She says she hates to say it “out loud,” but that’s what she and her husband “would have wanted.” And they sued the British National Health System, alleging that they feel they were not given the “full picture” regarding the extent of the little boy’s disabilities. 118 more words


Gods & Dragons Preview: Part One!

Chapter One: Eight Years Before: Part One

I asked for help once.

It was a bitter day in February. The previous week’s snow had steeled in a polar wind, leaving crusts glazing every blade of autumn grass. 2,958 more words


Nevada - Texas

Our tour of America’s Progressive Art Studios has continued eastward from California. During the first week of traveling, the question on our minds following our West Coast experience was  how can these services cope with the Employment First initiative? 629 more words

Progressive Art Studio

I am not a shiny aspie

people really wanted me to be high-functioning. they wanted me to be a computer-brained savant. they wanted me to be a shiny aspie.

my problems were social skills. 426 more words


Living with chronic pain at 22.

These days, when I think about what’s hardest about my CP now that I’m in my 20s, I’m not true to myself. Rather than focusing on the chronic back pain I’ve had since I was 15 (that is only getting worse), I focus on the frustrations of not having the same stamina as the rest of my peers, not being able to carry food in both hands if I’m walking somewhere because I get too anxious I’ll fall and spill the food, and the deep fear that surrounds me any time I have to step down from a curb or walk down steps (that have no railing) and there’s no one around to offer me a hand. 744 more words


Creative Growth

Established 1974, Oakland, CA

Creative Growth was the first of the Katzs’ three bay area programs and, at 40 years old, is most  likely the oldest Progressive Art Studio. 296 more words

Progressive Art Studio