BULLYING A PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

Bullying is something that no one ever wants to be faced with, but the reality is that people with developmental disabilities are at far greater risk of being bullied than other individuals. Their perceived vulnerability makes them tempting targets for those who prey on people who have done nothing to deserve such treatment. And, unfortunately, … More BULLYING A PERSON WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

THE WAY PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE JUDGED

It is a sad fact that we do not hesitate to judge each other. This usually happens quickly and with little or no evidence to support our conclusions. We form unfounded opinions based on nothing more than how someone looks, the way they move or the way they talk. None of those things actually tell … More THE WAY PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE JUDGED

MASS SHOOTINGS

Is there anything more chilling in modern life than the sound of rapid gunfire in a crowded public area? We’ve all see the heartbreaking images on TV of innocent men, women and, children running for their lives or trying to find cover. The scenes resemble the horror of a battlefield, but it is not a … More MASS SHOOTINGS

A FALLEN SOLDIER

I never met the soldier I’ll refer to as Daniel, but I feel like I know him. Tragically, his story is true. Daniel, was only twenty years old when he was killed in Vietnam. It can be persuasively argued that he died an unnecessary death. Today he is just another heartbreaking statistic like the tens … More A FALLEN SOLDIER

THE GREATEST LOSS

This post contains a powerful example of how every life – without exception – has an impact on the world. Whether we realize it or not, simply by being born we change the course of history. No matter how long or short our time is on earth we have a profound effect from the moment … More THE GREATEST LOSS