Posted on January 19, 2016
While spending time in the hospital this past month to deal with a difficult situation, one of the phlebotomists offered some familiar words of encouragement to help me get through the day:
“In every cloud there is a silver lining.” Then, she provided me with an example.
She noted that she only had to stick me once instead of several times to draw blood from a sensitive part of my hand. And she was right: I am sure sticking
Posted on January 7, 2016
Now that Kent has joined Sussex and New Castle counties in offering people the option of creating their own profile within the 9-1-1 system that would inform first responders of their special support needs, there’s really no good reason for Delaware residents to be without this Smart911 service.
Not sure if you can afford it? You can. It’s free.
Concerned about the possibility of identity theft? Loss of privacy? You wouldn’t be the only one. “Big Brother has enough
This entry was posted in accessibility, autism, community living, developmental disabilities, Health and Wellness, physical disabilities, Uncategorized and tagged first responders, Kent County, New Castle County, Smart911, Sussex County.
Posted on December 23, 2015
Like millions of other children, I grew up watching Sesame Street for its colorfully entertaining characters. Looking back, I realize that these characters not only opened my eyes to the world of education at a critically young age, but helped me develop an extremely open mind toward diversity. I may no longer be part of its target demographic audience, but I can’t help but be captivated once again by Sesame Street and the introduction of its newest Muppet playmate,
This entry was posted in autism, Center for Disability Studies, developmental disabilities, diversity, Education, inclusion, The Arts, Uncategorized and tagged autism, Elmo, Julia, Sesame Street, The Amazing Song.
Posted on November 24, 2015
My voice recognition software is all out of sorts today. When I say something, it decides to write down something completely different than what I said. Too often, it decides to end a sentence in the wrong place and to start a new sentence with the word and.
I am sure some of you can relate when your voice recognition software on your phone decides to call a different person than you wanted. Maybe you tell the voice recognition
Posted on November 10, 2015
The rich, smooth voice that reached me through Pandora at home the other day made me stop in mid-step on the staircase. I had to know who it was. Jazz singer Melody Gardot, the screen on my phone read. And what a photo! Cool sunglasses, gorgeous and put together … she’s got it made,” I thought. “Watch out Diana Krall!” After more Gardot songs played on my speakers, I looked into her in more detail.
Turns out that Gardot
This entry was posted in accessibility, The Arts, traumatic brain injuries, Uncategorized and tagged 4 Wheel City, Can Do Musos, Diana Krall, JoAnna Johnson, Lupus SLE, Melody Gardot, Rudely Interrupted, traumatic brain injuries.