Pandemic Learning and IEP’s

It seems that too many decisions around education are happening without much input from families and youth, yet it is on the home front that distance learning policies rely so heavily on in order to work. Managing disruption in routines, coping with challenging behaviors and worrying about academic regression are just some of the issues […]

Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Centuries of Oppression

As I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, and have recently also experienced many personal and family-based crises that require public attention directly linked to the failed system of care for children, adults and the elderly with a variety of disabilities, it has been impossible to have […]

The People’s Convention: Why It’s Important to Join Organizations.

I’ve had over a week now to digest the many great lessons learned at the Center for Popular Democracy’s (CPD) Our Vision, Our Future: People’s Convention held in Detroit, MI from July 25-27th.  In the time since coming home, and post watching the Democratic primary debates that also took place in Detroit shortly after the […]

Part two – Creating Culture: Choosing to Be An Emotionally Present Parent

Click Here to read Part One Admittedly, the past few years since becoming a parent have been very stressful. From not knowing why both my children did not meet key developmental milestones (and the initial helplessness and hopelessness that came with that) to not know how to help them.  Because I trust in the guidance […]