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This kid’s not Normal.

I’m telling you what, we know so little about Autism, but the human mind is absolutely stunning. This kid’s not Normal, which is just awesome! Advertisements

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To This Day

I came across this today and like a master’s painting of scenes from the holocaust, it’s haunting and beautiful at one time. Many of us and many of our kids know well the experiences and emotions of which Koyczan speaks. … Continue reading

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How we remodeled our bathroom to make it accessible.

We moved into our current home in the spring of 2012 and knew we would like to make some improvements for accessibility. The first thing we did, and anytime I say “we” I mean hired pros to do it for … Continue reading

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How can I reach out to a family with Special Needs?

I was given the opportunity to write an article for The Old Schoolhouse magazine on the topic of special needs and hospitality. Inspired by the moving story of Mephibosheth from the Old Testament, “Hospitality That Proclaims the Gospel” provides one … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Normal, in Print

In case you’re interested, the August issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine features an article I wrote called “Nobody’s Normal.” If you frequent this blog the ideas in the article will be familiar, but I was able to illustrate it … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Books: Why, O God? Suffering and Disability in the Bible and Church

I don’t recall how I heard of this book, but when I saw the title I felt compelled to get a copy. You don’t have to live long in the culture of the extraordinary to begin to wonder of there’s … Continue reading

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What if it had been me?

My family was just settling into a pre-dinner swim at Nana and Pa-G’s neighborhood pool. I’d spent the last few hours toiling like Adam in the back yard, and sat on a submerged bench with Caedmon in my lap. A … Continue reading

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Living with Cerebral Palsy: Mario Kart & Power Steering

Since its inception in 1992, I’ve been a fan and master of Mario Kart. I won championships on the Super Nintendo, shattered records on the N64, and continue to take checkered flags on the Wii. I’ve always been a Yoshi guy in … Continue reading

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Oh Boy!

Maybe a house full of girls is just like mine, but I doubt it. Their combined age is 20, but the combined testosterone of my four boys has already reached Macho Man Randy Savage levels (Oooooooh Yeeeaaaaahh!). Poor Jeni. Caedmon, … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Books: Schuyler’s Monster

I hesitate to review authors on their literary technique; it would be akin to me critiquing igloo architecture. However, I will address content within the books I post on Nobody’s Normal. I recently finished “Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with his … Continue reading

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