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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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Relationships vs. Rules

If relationships are key to experiencing value and quality lives for peoplew ho experience disabilities, why do we continually increase the rules by which they must live to receive our support? Continue reading

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Redefining synonyms: “Submit” and “Comply”

“Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young “Submit”   “Comply”   “Submissiveness”    “Compliance” There are a few words more hotly debated. These words, which … Continue reading

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The Value of Support

Over the last seven years, we’ve hired a lot of people to support Andy and our family. The truth is, if someone is here to support Andy, they are supporting our family. There’s no way around that. We’re a package … Continue reading

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