We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork in that 75-80% are neuro-typical — their brains are wired typically — while the other 20-25% are wired differently.
The world often considers these individuals to be disabled in some way. While I certainly understand this perspective, I can’t lose sight of the fact … Read more
Except for one year of Cami’s life, our little family has lived hours, if not days, by car away from any extended family. Yet my girl has a close relationship with her PawPaw—because we’ve made the effort to stay close. When Cami was little, she and I flew cross-country every six months or so to spend a few weeks at my parents’ house. Most of the time, my parents paid for the plane tickets. It was worth it to them to spend time with Cami.
When Cami … Read more
As a homeschooling parent of two high school students, one of which has Aspergers, ADHD, and learning disabilities, I wonder often if I am doing a good job educating my children. Daniel, a junior in high school and my ASD child, has required many alternative therapies and alternative educational methods along the way. The way that has seemed to work the best for him has been heavy on video and audiobook instruction. Most of his testing and assessment has been oral and, over the years, he has learned to self-teach in many areas in addition to the assignments that I … Read more