Schuyler’s Monster Archive
I’ve had a pretty good run in the area of public speaking. Since my book Schuyler’s Monster was published in 2008, I’ve done over thirty-five appearances, mostly at disability-related conferences and workshops. It has been an honor
Schuyler’s monster doesn’t have a proper birthday. Perhaps it could be said to share Schuyler’s. Even that doesn’t feel quite right, because it was there from very early on, probably the second trimester or so, a shadow
Schuyler told me, “You should write about this.” So I shall, and she’s going to help. It began with a discussion on Facebook. Well, of course it did. Schuyler is becoming more and more active online, and
Doctors and teachers and therapists, they can be a great many things, but they’re generally not very skilled prognosticators. To be fair, I don’t think very many of them actually claim to be able to tell the
In Schuyler’s Monster, I wrote about how special needs parents step into the fray, even when we’re basically unarmed, even when we’ve found ourselves in that battle a million times before, and even when we know we’re
In sitting down this week to write a post about the challenges and rewards of special needs parenting, I must confess, I’m struggling. Not because I’m feeling overwhelmed, but because I’m not. I have nothing to report.
I’m in Vermont this week, speaking at the Vermont Family Network conference in Burlington. I’m thrilled to be here, and I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. Today I watched orioles outside the window,