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pinky is retarded
going on for fifty five
he’s short and stumpy
and rounded
in a strange shape
that brings to mind
a stunted tree… 94 more words

Psychiatry 1: Early Years

The R-Word

(This blog got caught up in the massive storm that was too many things scheduled, so I wanted to finally get it up. Because it does matter.) 345 more words

The most spot-on fortune cookie fortune ever

Last night, we hit up our favorite Chinese restaurant. We go there often enough that a couple of the staff recognize us when we show up, and they all are very good with Maura. 497 more words

Special Needs

Intellectual Disability (Gangguan Fungsi Intelektual)

“Anak saya lambat belajar. Nilai sekolahnya selalu jelek, saya sering dipanggil ke sekolah saat terima rapor. Bahkan, dia sudah tidak naik kelas dua kali. Apakah anak saya tergolong keterbelakangan mental?” 380 more words

Kesehatan Mental Anak

How I Became a Sixty-Something Soccer Mom

I wasn’t always a sixty-something soccer mom. Back in the 1980’s,  I was a thirty-something mom — much like the characters on that old TV show, “Thirty-Something.” In other words, I was one of those moms who tried to do it all — a career plus babies, and, oh yeah, a husband. 674 more words

Down Syndrome

passing: a reflection for World Down Syndrome Day

Duke of Edinburgh I love the fact that there is a World Down Syndrome Day. The videos produced to promote awareness are encouraging, showing people with Down Syndrome as happy contributors to society. 723 more words

This randomized controlled trial examined the efficacy of peer network interventions to improve the social connections of 47 high school students with severe disabilities. School staff invited, trained, and supported 192 peers without disabilities to participate in individualized social groups that met throughout one semester. 81 more words