Striving to be better and make the world a better place.

No one is perfect, certainly not me. Growing up the r-word was frequently used in my house, mainly in jokes. I'm been ashamed of that behavior for over 27 years. You see, karma can return to bite you. My 30 yr old son, who has autism, was initially diagnosed 12/1989 at age 3 with developmental disabilities, mental retardation NOS. Mine & family's respect for others was forever changed that day. Since that time, I have proudly stood by my son and all persons with disabilities, advocating for them, their inclusion & needs. I don't have any issue with making my feelings heard when I hear someone say or read someone's posts using the r-word. I know first hand as a parent how it hurts me & can only begin to imagine how it hurts the individual. As for my son, he may have a low IQ in social skills, but can kick butt when it comes to directions & all national & college sports stats, players, etc. He graduated from high school, is gainfully employed, plays sports & loves life.

About Me:

I am a parent of two incredibly smart adult children of whom I couldn't be more boastful or proud. I'm a wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, cousin & former Special Olympic coach.