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  • Fri 24 Nov 2017
  • Fri, November 24, 2017

Mother of disabled son opens salon for people with learning difficulties

Liz Stewart of Wales is a wonderful and insightful mother. We wish you success at home and in business, Ms. Stewart. I hope this is the start of a much needed trend. Wales – ITV News Reports: Believed to be the first of its kind in Wales, Liz Stewart opened the doors of SP1 just a few weeks ago. It looks slightly different to a ‘normal’ hairdressers – there are no pictures on the wall, no loud music or equipment…

My Travel Nightmare (And Another Mom’s Positive Feedback For JetBlue)

We had a horrendous experience flying that took years off of our lives. When I look back, I am honestly surprised that our marriage survived it. Yes, it really was that bad. There is no shortage of thanks for this gut-wrenching memory due to the airline we used. An overwhelming majority of every horrible thing we experienced that day is directly related to broken promises, misinformation and out-right lies by the representatives I spoke with ahead of time and on our…

Living And Succeeding With Autism, A Firsthand Account

This is a guest post on the Autism Speaks blog by Ann Kagarise. According to the site, Ann is a writer, self-advocate, photographer and assistant director at a school for children with autism. These Are the Things I Was Told I Would Never Do I believe I was born perseverating. Giving up was not an option. I know that perseverating has a negative tone, but there is a different side. I have autism. Getting stuck is something I do. My…

Violent Crime More Likely Against Those With Disabilities

There are very few things that can make me as angry as this topic. Anyone who has perused this site probably noticed fairly quickly the amount of space dedicated to crimes committed against individuals with disabilities, specifically the type of disability that makes it difficult to defend or speak for themselves. Please click here for a more in-depth review with further details regarding how crime statistics are relevant to individuals with special needs and their families. I would love to ignore it,…