Everything Special Needs Radio Show

February 15, 2016

I’m live on radio! If you can, please tune in to WNJC 1360 AM radio, Monday February 22 at 6 p.m. I will be interviewed by Sue Shilling… http://tunein.com/radio/Super-1360-AM-s21457/ and scroll down to Special Needs Radio. Thanks!

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Murder and People with Developmental Disabilities

January 28, 2016

On Saturday morning of Labour Day weekend 2014, Frank Stack, 82, left his house in Elmhurst, Illinois and drove to the group home where his son, Francis, 48, lived with five other men with developmental disabilities. Mr. Stack, a regular visitor to the home, told the supervisor on duty he’d have his son back later […]

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In Memory of Graham

December 2, 2015

Last week I received something writers dream about, an email from a reader letting me know how much she enjoyed my non-fiction narrative, Finding Matthew. The first paragraph of her message summarized my goal for the book. Anne MacLellan said she appreciated how I spoke of Matthew’s personality and his relationships with others. So many […]

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Six Children’s Books on Diversity and Acceptance of Self and Others

November 15, 2015

Do you have a child or student who feels different from his/her friends and schoolmates? Is self-esteem becoming a problem? Whether the “difference” is real or imagined, the experience is painful. The six books listed here at friendshipcircle.org are an excellent resource to help children understand the hurt caused by teasing or shunning another because of a […]

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Another Special Parents Confidential Podcast Interview

October 19, 2015

John Pellegrini is the parent advocate of a child with a developmental disability and the host of a podcast/blog, Special Parents Confidential. His weekly episodes address pertinent issues facing families of children with special needs. Finding Matthew found its way to John, who read the book and wanted to share Matthew’s life experiences with his […]

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Don’t Disrespect People with Developmental Disabilities

July 14, 2015

As the mother of Matthew, a young man with developmental disabilities, I often had to “handle” strangers who chose to make comments about my son, in front of him. Matthew wasn’t stupid and he wasn’t deaf. And he understood everything that was said. The absolute worst example of this kind of witlessness happened when my […]

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An Interview with Able Radio in the UK

July 1, 2015

Able Radio was created to give a voice to people with disabilities. This national station has since expanded into training, forming Able Academy which uses the media environment to develop skills that change its clients’ lives; a video production service Able Media which puts clients in the driving seat, not just commissioning a production, but […]

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Special Parents Confidential Podcast

June 14, 2015

John Pellegrini is the parent advocate of a child with a developmental disability and the host of a podcast/blog, Special Parents Confidential. His weekly episodes address pertinent issues facing families of children with special needs. Finding Matthew found its way to John, who read the book and wanted to share Matthew’s life experiences with his audience. Thank you to […]

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Review from Non Fiction Book Reviews

May 18, 2015

Finding Matthew has been reviewed by Prasanna Bidkar of “Non Fiction Book Reviews”: http://bookreviews.infoversant.com/finding-matthew-a-tale-of-love-courage-and-perseverance/ Finding Matthew is also available on Amazon India: http://www.amazon.in/Finding-Matthew-Illness-Brother-Extraordinary/dp/1927483352/  

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People with Developmental Disabilities: Canadian Book Clubs Review

February 24, 2015

Finding Matthew has been reviewed by Gail Knutson of CanadianBookClubs.com. Please check out this honest review. http://www.canadianbookclubs.com/bkrv2/?post_type=topic&p=361

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