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Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches (and the Ladies Only Luncheon is history), I always take a moment to think about what I am thankful for. I’ll share a few of my thoughts…feel free to add on! I am thankful for: Ryan, who … Continue reading

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Our 20-Year Milestone: A Salute to Those Who Have Made The Ladies Only Luncheon A Success!

I can’t believe it!  Our Ladies Only Luncheon is Saturday, and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary!  It seems like yesterday that Amy Borden, a parent of one of our students came to me and offered to sponsor a luncheon “For … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Caregivers in All of Us

Did you know that there are 40 million people in the U.S. who are unpaid caregivers?  When I first heard that number, I thought, really? Yes, Rosalyn Carter once said, “There are four kinds of people in the world, those … Continue reading

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Grateful in So Many Ways: Ryan’s List

As it is National Gratitude month, I decided to ask Ryan what he is grateful for.  They are in no special order, just what he shared with me. I am grateful for: Reading to Happy Hearts kids Diving and touching … Continue reading

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Be Safe, Be Aware, Be Kind: Tips for A Happy Halloween

Dressing up as a favorite superhero, trick-or-treating for goodies, and spending the evening with friends are just a few reasons why Halloween can be such a fun holiday for parents and children alike. However, for many children with autism this … Continue reading

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Reimagining Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Our Region and Beyond

As we wind down National Disability Employment Awareness month, I read some statistics that tell us we still have a long way to go. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 61 million adults in the U.S. live … Continue reading

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Dr. Barber’s Enduring Legacy of Faith, Hope, and Love

The Jefferson Educational Society, as part of its commitment to offering informative and enriching programming to our community, hosted a presentation on Wednesday, September 28 that centered on Dr. Gertrude Barber’s life and her journey to sainthood. I had the … Continue reading

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Together Against Bullying: United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion!

Unity Day is coming up on October 19, a day where schools and communities around the country will come together to take a stand against bullying. The call to action is to wear and share the color orange as a … Continue reading

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Dreams for This School Year

I asked coordinators from the Elizabeth Lee Black School to provide their dreams for this school year, and I received some very uplifting and timely responses. Plus, I added a few of my own dreams. “I dream of being able … Continue reading

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Why Do I Beat the Beast?

Now that our Founder Day’s celebration is over, I wanted to share a few final thoughts on the Beast. We had 1,100 participants on the 10-mile course and 100 on the adaptive course.  A beautiful day greeted our 300+ volunteers. … Continue reading

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