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I like to be in plays.

My name is Charlie.  I am 45 and I started coming to North Star in August (1990).  I went to River Hills School.  I really like to work on latch hook.  284 more words

"Abort it and try again"

“Abort it and try again.”

Was this nasty comment made by a faceless internet troll? No. Immature teenage kid? No. This twitter gem comes from Oxford scholar Richard Dawkins in response to a woman pondering today whether or not she would continue a pregnancy if she learned the fetus had Down syndrome. 1,010 more words

Down Syndrome

More kitchen table talk

Is it possible to be a good student but a poor learner? I think so, based on my own personal experience. During my school years, good grades came easy. 719 more words

Special Needs Parenting

"A Comedy Tragedy"

This painting by David Holt of Chicago’s “Project Onward” is a perfect tribute.

Progressive Art Studio

Hidden Girl

During Mass one day on retreat, the priest prayed for the kidnapped girls in Nigeria; afterward, I remembered a girl named Michelle.

Michelle was born to a single mother and until she was two years old, her life was fairly typical. 468 more words

Life Lessons

Art is NOT an Option

Provided by PROVAIL – established 2011

As we pursue this project, the philosophical initiative called Employment First has emerged as a very important concern. Figuring out who is pushing for Employment First, what it means for progressive art studios, and how studios can join the conversation has become an important goal for us. 610 more words

Progressive Art Studio