Graduation to the Real World: See and Hear Us

Graduation to the Real World: See and Hear Us

It’s Pomp and Circumstance time. Many of my peers are celebrating the graduation of their sons and daughters from high school and a forthcoming path to college. Or, they’re cheering them on as they walk across the stage of their soon-to-be college alma mater. If Grace’s life had of followed a path of neurotypical development,… Continue Reading

Independence Day Nowhere in Sight & A Blog Update

Independence Day Nowhere in Sight & A Blog Update

At our old, round, love-worn pine table, backlit by the kitchen window, she sat crisscross, her purple manicured toes up to her mid-calves bare to the winter chill. For days during our snow, sleet, rain, stop-and-go late January through mid February, we’d been telepathing each other. Her letting me know with a long stare what she wanted… Continue Reading

Grace Goad, Art & Autism Capture the News Spotlight Locally + Nationally

“All news is good news.” We are grateful for the coverage by News Channel 5 of Grace Goad’s art and a blurb for our inclusive nonprofit social enterprise we’re launching to support artists with disAbilities to create, exhibit, and sell their work.  Note the “cooking” reference by the anchor is a long-term optional plan for artists… Continue Reading

An Unforgettable Story of Familial Love and Heartbreaking Choices

An Unforgettable Story of Familial Love and Heartbreaking Choices

Indie Lens Pop-Up in Partnership with The Arc Tennessee brings a FREE Nashville Screening of Mini and Dona with a panel discussion following on November 20. “Heart-wrenching. The film is as unflinching as it is beautiful, chronicling difficult decision-making that comes to involve the whole extended family.” — The New York Times What happens when… Continue Reading