Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

http://humanesmarts.org/contact/privacy-policy by | Jul 25, 2015 | ACCES-VR, autism, baby boomers, college grads, disabilities, hope, John Milton, Larry David, lawyers, millennials, optimism, OPWDD, Pace University, pessimism, Shawshank Redemption, twins

     In one of my all-time favorite movies, Shawshank Redemption, Red reads a letter from his friend Andy, who escaped from prison after years of being punished for a crime he didn’t commit.  In the letter Andy says: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things,...

Disservices for the Disabled—Hell to Pay!

Altepexi by | Feb 13, 2015 | ACCES-VR, acronyms, autistic spectrum, Board of Education, cerebral palsy, college grads, disabilities, FET, Front Door, Medicaid, OPWDD, Pace University, SKIP

Disservices for the Disabled—Hell to Pay!     What’s next for my daughter, a high functioning young woman on the autistic spectrum?  I’ve been attempting to answer that question ever since Sarah graduated cum laude from Pace University with the Class of 2014.  (See...

Compassionate Capitalism

by | Dec 19, 2014 | ABA, ACCES-VR, Asperger's, autism, Business Insider, capitalism, childhood disabilities, compassion, networking, neurodiversity, psychiatrists, Rajesh Anandan, software companies, special education, ULTRA Testing

     Is compassionate capitalism my impossible dream?  Perhaps trying to combine compassion with capitalism is like mixing oil and water. In today’s world of instant gratification, short-term profits, and “me-first-now,” the concept of compassionate capitalism...

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