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

Mark your calendars: Beth Finke is going Speechless for an entire half-hour tonight

September 21, 20169 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized

A new TV Comedy about a family with a son who has special needs hired a young actor with a disability to play the part. Speechless premieres on ABC tonight at 7:30 central time, and I’ll be watching. Okay, listening. You might remember my negative review of a TV comedy that debuted in 2014 about […]

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Mondays with Mike: 50-50? Gus will take those odds.

August 29, 201624 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized

On September 3, 1986, Beth called me at work and said, “Today’s the day.” As in, her OB-GYN was scheduling a C-section for later that day to deliver our son. Because Beth’s a type 1 diabetic she routinely—thanks to the kindness of friends—made twice-weekly visits to the doctor to monitor things. So I was used […]

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Bennett, the Brailliant, and my visit to Tess Corners Elementary in Wisconsin

April 27, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, parenting a child with special needs, questions kids ask, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Last week my Seeing Eye dog and I met a second-grader I’ve been hearing about for years. Bennett is a student at Tess Corners Elementary School in Wisconsin, and Whitney and I spent the entire day at his school Friday. I first heard of Bennett back in 2013, when his mom wrote to tell me […]

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Ali & Joe's Big Adventure

April 20, 20169 CommentsPosted in blindness, guest blog, parenting a child with special needs, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized

The Blind dating the blind guest post my 23-year-old pal Ali wrote for us Sunday got a great response from you Safe & Sound blog readers, so we’re rewarding you with another guest post by Ali. In today’s post, she describes Sunday’s date with her boyfriend Joe at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase. by Alicia Krage Beth […]

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That doesn’t mean there's any less love in it

February 12, 201611 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized

I have a part-time job moderating a blog for Easter Seals National Headquarters, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, Easter Seals HQ is devoting the month of February to stories about “love and relationships.” My mission? Recruit people with disabilities (or those who love or have a relationship with someone who has a disability) to […]

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