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Wheelchair athletics today go way beyond racing to include basketball, tennis, rugby, swimming and various winter sports. Specialized wheelchairs play a big part, and the designs are intriguing. Kim Norman, one of our readers, suggested that we add “1-800 wheelchair” to our Links page … Continued
The American Association of People with Disabilities has paid a great honor to the Church. At its annual Leadership Awards Gala on March 5, 2013, the AAPD awarded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with its Image Award … Continued
Periodically, articles come out offering suggestions to people on how to best support friends (or strangers, for that matter) who have children with special needs . . . what’s helpful . . . what’s not. . . . that sort of thing. … Continued
In a recent article, The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center has some powerful things to say to parents about prioritizing their marriage while raising their special needs child(ren). “Raising children with developmental, emotional, behavioral or medical special needs inarguably impacts a … Continued
Trying to be “normal.” Trying to “fit in.” Trying to do those things as a family that I did “before.” Trying to go to the squirting fountains at Fairfax Corner. The weather was beautiful. There was a one-man-band playing children’s … Continued
Last summer was crazy for me. It was my last summer before my first year of high school. I was moving (just up the street from my old house), and most importantly, I got a calling and the opportunity to meet … Continued
We sat across from each other in one of the classrooms with the door closed. The message was clear to Hayley — we aren’t going in until you can put this behind you. I wasn’t sure how long it would … Continued
Something I always tell my children: It’s not about you. It’s about what you are doing and how that affects those around you. Of course, that is the lecture they hear when they are doing things wrong, when they are … Continued
I never, NEVER dreamed that things like this happened today. In Nazi Germany, among Hitler’s very first victims were the infirm in body or mind. He started with them. Today, while I’m sure they would be appalled at being compared … Continued
A REVIEW of Life Without Limits by Nick Vujucic (Nick Vujicic is a 30 year old Australian of Serbian descent who was born without arms or legs. He has overcome that extraordinary circumstance with deep faith, courage, humor … and flair.) … Continued
In a March 1998 Friend article, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy wrote touchingly about his own son that is intellectually disabled. Then he shared a favorite scripture: Third Nephi 26:14. You’ll remember this moment during Christ’s visit to … Continued
I had an interesting conversation a few summers ago. A mother was exhaustively, and proudly, telling me of the bizillion activities and lessons that each of her children were signed up for. After I listened to her going through each … Continued