Riley and I had the pleasure of being guests on a Freedom Waters Foundation cruise of the Naples area aboard The Edison Explorer. Gretchen Scott Designs sponsored the Sunday morning trip for special needs individuals and their moms.
Inspired by Riley
Sunday, Riley turned 14. One photo for each of the years. Rough start, but through the Journey you have taught me (us) so much about being a parent and who we are. Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »
Riley’s school reading across my phone during the school day would normally put me on guard immediately. However, Riley’s bus could not even have reached the school yet. “Hello, I am the Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »
John and Ronan have been preparing this past year to enter martial arts tournaments with their Tae Kwon Do Sparring mates. The first tournament finally presented itself this past weekend as IMAF Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »
I have kids (Wow.. who would have guessed 20 years ago!)… But now the next milestone… I have a Teenager! Riley turned 13 this past weekend. Reflecting back lots of memories and Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »
Sunday, Riley turned 14. One photo for each of the years. Rough start, but through the Journey you have taught me (us) so much about being a parent and who we are. Here is to continued Joy in 2016 and more embarrassing photos. We Love You Riley!
2002… Months in hospital… all behind him/us.
7/14/16 Seems rather a sad way to spend my birthday, seeing my city in jeopardy. The life we have here with Riley is at risk. Learning just yesterday from a friend that a road would possibly be coming down my own backyard, I attended a City Council Workshop, City of Bonita Springs, Florida Thursday July 14, 2016.
We all heard the news Wednesday morning reporting the accidental death of a teen but made no connection. Unfortunately, there is a very real connection. Nicholas is a special needs rider with Naples Equestrian Challenge as is my own child. I have been watching and identifying with Theresa’s trials for years. Now I can only imagine her grief and how her future has changed. Please take a moment to say a prayer for Nicholas and family. Should you wish to help please send donations to the address below.
Time for this mom to begin doing serious planning on research concerning IEP’s and the school environment. Riley’s school career had a rough start, however his elementary school experience has been a very healthy and positive experience.
This school year Riley has moved on to a Middle School. The new classroom situation is best described as underwhelming. This is not a situation I find I want to continue to send my child into each day. To make changes, it is time for me to fully understand what his needs are and what should be expected of his school.