Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ask Not What You Can Do

This is a little play on the words of the late, great President.

Ask not what you can do to further your political career and your standing in the community.  Ask not how many awards that you can win based on false impressions of your deeds.  Ask not how you can mislead the public with ten versions of everything that you have said.  Ask not what you can do without losing favor with your party.

Ask what you can do to really serve those with disabilities and how you can make a REAL difference in the lives of those that you pretend to help.

Autistic boy wins settlement in N.J. school suit - Philly.com

Autistic boy wins settlement in N.J. school suit - Philly.com

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Adam’s Story Excerpt

Adam’s Story Excerpt

Mommy, I Wish I Could Tell You What They Did To Me In School Today
Everyday Atrocities Faced by Special Needs Children

By Richard S. Stripp, Sr.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF NOAH V. VARCADIPANE8/4/1996 – 11/14/2009 “MOMMY’S SUPERMAN”

The children and adult characters in this book are based on students and individuals that the author has interacted with and/or worked with directly.

The majority of children who “speak” in this book are non-verbal. Their words which you will read are fictitious and were never spoken by them but are based on actual events that occurred in their lives. It is the author’s belief that if the non-verbal children in this book could speak, what you are about to read is what they might have said.
Any conversations between the author and anyone in the book are based on actual events and conversations.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.