Archive for February 2017

Do The Right Thing for Kids Needing Special Education: A Valentine’s Day Message to the State of Illinois

As someone who loves her grandchildren with special needs, I am begging you this Valentine’s Day to have a heart. And as a lifelong advocate for civil rights, which includes the rights of people with disabilities, I am asking our State Senators, Representatives, and Governor to think deeply about the consequences of a bill under... Read more »

When your Child Turns Forty

I remember turning forty so clearly. Back in 1985, when you were eight and your siblings were eleven and fourteen, I had a party in a Detroit restaurant that Grandma insisted on making for me. I protested just as you are doing now. The difference is that she ignored my wishes and did it anyway.... Read more »