Tag Archives: intellectual disability

November Non-Fiction Writing Challenge

Well. I’m not at all sure I’m up to the challenge, but I’m in. November is NaNoWriMo (National  Novel Writing Month). A writing coach who works with people who write nonfiction (like me) has launched WNFIN (Write NonFiction in November). … Continue reading

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Zip It Up!

As parents, we spend years working toward our children moving out and living independently. Many live in apartments or town homes with a room mate. Some live alone. Others live with a group of people similar to college students – sharing space … Continue reading

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More! All Done! No Way!

The choices we make drive the direction of our lives and our health. Coaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is driven by the choices people make. All sorts of people: the person with IDD, the people who provide support, the people they live with, family members, health care professionals, their friends. Continue reading

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Magic

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ~William Arthur Ward~ Action. It makes a difference. … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

This is the second part of a three part series of posts based on  a quote from Linda Hodgdon’s book, Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: “Communication is 55% visual, 37 % vocal, and 7% verbal, or the actual message.” The … Continue reading

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