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Joining the Council on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We never truly know how God is connecting the dots in our lives.  Case in point: I was holed up in my house one dreary, drab winter morning, inwardly sighing at how dreadful and gray everything appeared, both outside and in my life.  I hate stagnancy, especially when it seems as if nothing is moving [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|education, Featured, special needs, spirituality|0 Comments

Connecting with the Special Needs Community in Indiana

I never imagined that one day I would be standing up in front of regional specialists who work with kids who have early intervention needs, such as developmental, physical, speech, and occupational therapists.  As I stood in the small room on a local college campus, I was addressing these, as well as school counselors and [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Apert Syndrome, Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments

Our Transition to Homeschooling

I don't know how else to say it, but...we're making the transition to homeschooling, starting in the fall.  I hope that one day I can say this with confidence rather than an apologetic tone, but I admit there's still a twinge of guilt involved.  Because I'm a highly sensitive person, I can often read people [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Faith and Family, parenting, special needs|2 Comments

Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting From Day One

When Sarah was born a little over three years ago with Apert Syndrome, I panicked.  Life as we knew it halted and did a 180 in the direction of...who knew where?  What I wanted was any and every book that could shed light on this new and strange existence, something that would enlighten and encourage [...]

Overcomer: A True Apert Syndrome Story

In his new book, Overcomer: Discovering God's Purpose Against All Odds, Dorsey Ross explains what life is like for him living with Apert Syndrome.  From the beginning of his life, physicians told his parents that Dorsey wouldn't make it and should be institutionalized.  Fortunately, his parents were people of faith who believed that God had [...]