Archive for the “parenting a child with special needs” Category

Mondays with Mike: There but for the grace…

November 27, 20173 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics

We had a two-turkey Thanksgiving, with a different set of great friends on two consecutive nights. I am thankful for, among other things, the extra notches on my belt. Of course I’m thankful for a lot more. The aforesaid friends, my nephew Aaron and his children, Beth and her million-member family, living two L stops […]

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Mondays with Mike: Gus’ long and winding road

November 6, 201711 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs

We just got back from a visit to Gus in his new home. Ordinarily, the term new home triggers anticipation and excitement—in this case, Gus’ move to new digs was more about anxiety. I’ve posted about Gus before—short story: He was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him with severe developmental and physical […]

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At the park — but not out of the woods — with Gus

July 2, 20177 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics, travel

Huge thanks to all of you who read Mike’s excellent post about the potential changes to Medicaid and forwarded it on to others, commented to it on Facebook, and, especially, to those of you who contacted your legislators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delayed the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until […]

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Mondays with Mike: It’s up to us

June 26, 201712 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics

Meet Gus, our son. He’s 30. He laughs heartily when I sing to him in a Louis Armstrong voice. He loves music, especially stuff that has unusual rhythms—Prince is a favorite. He doesn’t seem to be able to see very well straight ahead, but he manages with his peripheral vision. And he knows Beth’s voice […]

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For Mother’s Day this year? Blind mums

May 13, 201714 CommentsPosted in blindness, parenting a child with special needs, radio, technology for people who are blind

I subscribe to a podcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) called Ouch. It features BBC journalists with disabilities who bring their personal experiences to the table, and it can be downright charming to hear them talk about disability in their lovely British and Irish accents. It’s intriguing, too, to hear how British and Irish […]

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