A Cross Disability: Visual Impairment and Autism

My First Interaction with Autism My first real job after graduating from college was teaching braille and remedial education to adults with visual impairments. One of my first students was an 18 year old girl who had had significant vision loss since birth. This sensory impairment seemed of little consequence compared with the other unusual … Continued

How to Avoid Those Holiday Blues

Those Holiday Blues When Elvis sings “I’ll have a Blue, Blue Christmas,” most of us know just what he means. All during the holiday season music and ads tell us we should be happy and spending time with people we love. Sometimes, that just doesn’t happen. During those “blue times” when we are alone, we … Continued

Living with Diabetes

Facing Diabetes and Its Complications “You can eat all the ice cream you want in heaven.” So began the eulogy for my friend Sally who had died of diabetic complications two days before. The minister’s talk was aimed particularly to Sally’s six year old son on the front row of the chapel. I cringed because … Continued