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Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2023

Happy Feeding Tube Awareness Week!

This Feb. 6-10, 2023, we’re celebrating the thirteenth annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Is Inclusion Always the Right Choice?

Advocacy Doesn’t Have to Mean 100% Inclusion I want my son Charlie to be with his peers. I want...

Jamie Sumner
fortieth birthday

At Forty I Learned to Leave

For my fortieth birthday, I rode the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. The sun setting over the...

Jamie Sumner

How to Raise Resilient Children

I’m Not Raising a Wilting Flower This pandemic has challenged every single one of us as humans....

Dr. Liz Matheis
Charlie horseback riding

Less Work, More Play: It’s Time To Change the Way We View Therapy

Hippotherapy, aka horseback riding therapy, has been my son Charlie’s favorite pastime for the...

Jamie Sumner
New Year's Resolution

Everyone’s a Fortune Teller When It Comes to New Year’s Resolutions

Nothing Wrong With A Little Hope Nine years ago this January, my spouse and I drove by a two-story...

Jamie Sumner

How to Know when to Quit

When Quitting is Winning When I was fifteen, I told my mother I wanted to “go into” fencing. I...

Jamie Sumner

How to Encourage Privacy and Respect for Your Child

Charlie, who is ten, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair to move and a speaking device to communicate. We are on the cusp of something to navigate...

Jamie Sumner
the sandwich method

The Sandwich Method

Want a More Productive Conversation with Your Child’s Caregivers? Build a Sandwich I discovered...

Jamie Sumner

Accessibility-Friendly Fall Bucket List

The Ultimate Accessibility-Friendly Fall Bucket List I love a good list. It’s what keeps me both...

Jamie Sumner