Saturday, January 30, 2016
HI long time no blog. I tend to use my FACEBOOK page more for stuff so be sure to like that page.
How Am I doing.
Really well . I am a Senior in college and will be graduating in June along with Princess. This quarter I am in three classes and playing basketball in HMB.
I am in Music, History of Early Christianity, Judo, and anthropology . So far 2016 has been busy but good. I am enjoying History because we get to keep a website. Click Here to see the website
that I am keeping for class.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Happy New Year Everyone. It is time once again to look back on my year.
February 2015 Beat our cross town rivals in basketball
March 2015 Had a fun basketball tournament and went to the Warriors Special needs night where I scored a ton of baskets Went to Tahoe and celebrated National CP Day.
April 2015 Started School and loved every second of it . I went go Karting and had a fun Easter with friends.
May 2015 My Grandma came to visit.
June 2015 The warriors win the NBA Championships. My parents go to Puerto Rico. I begin Summer Classes at my new school. Met up with Friends at the Magical Bridge Playground. Princess goes to Tonga with her friends.
July 2015: Find out that I will be a Senior if I pass all my classes in the Fall. I also learn that I will graduate 2016. (more on this soon)
August 2015 : I played Unified golf with a former Teammate from High School . Completed a big project and finished all my summer classes
September 2015 : Tuned 24. Began Senior Year and Princess goes to Italy for studied abroad.
October 2015 : I have fun at the Big Wave Harvest Festival and Carving Pumpkin Event. I dress up as Yoshi for Halloween.
November 2015 Get some disheartening news about my future but people at my junior college and current school rally around me and convince me not to Drop out of School.
December 2015: Finished and Passed all of my classes and Princess returns home safely ! Have a Star Wars Marathon. I get a ton of clothes for Christmas. I can not wait for the New Year. 2016 could very well be the best year of my life.
I do plan to use my Fb page more often in the New Year so Go Like i
|Caring the Torch Spring 2015|
Lose Ten Pounds and Eat Better
Stuff I wrote
CP Can Earn Money
The Best Word in a Textbook
The Invisible Student
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Hi guys its been awhile but something pressing has come up that I want to tell you about. For those in the disability blogging community you probably have heard of the Mighty , but what not may be as clear is the problem that some disabled people have (using that for a reason please bare with me).
My family and I have watched all six of the orginal Star Wars over the holidays. It is a great series and lends itself good way explaining part of what is going on.
If you wanted to know what being a Jedi is like who would you go to for an explaination?
B A wookie
C Luke Skywalker
D Hans Solo
If you were to ask me this at the begining of the month I would not know who to ask because I do not know the characters. If I told you that Luke is a Jedi The answer should be pretty clear that you were to ask Luke to explain the Jedi's role. This seems like common sense for any other able bodied question on the experts.
When the person has a disability they are thought to have no voice which gives rise to Parents being their child's voice. I am not saying that parents should not advocate for their kids. What I am saying is that they aren't the experts on disablities nor are the doctors and specialist or teacher experts, asuming that none of them had a disability, The real experts are the ones that live it 24 seven or people with disabilities. The only experts are the disabled.
Do Able bodied people play an important part in a person's life.? Yes They are the ones that use their skills abilities and privilege in helping their child navigate this society. But they do have privilage and sometime their use of privilage does more harm then good. For example when people poke fun of their disabled kid or dicuss personal issues online for anyone else to see then they violate others privacy in the name of advocacy. An example of this is anything relating to the bathroom should not be online for anyone to see. Itpersonal and not for the public. Another thing is Insperational Pron. I will write a post on it soon. This is why disabled people are mad.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Classes have been going ok, but it has been hard to stay motivated because there is a good chance that I won't be able to be an inclusive teacher. So I am still trying to figure out what I can do carrer wise so it has been a rocky journey these past two months. I wish there was a way but because of my terrible articulation it wouldn't be fair to my students.
How have I been dealing with this.
It depends some days I am ok but other days I am blue. I'd give anything to be able to speak better but at this point according to a speech thearpist chances are not good that I will improve. So continuing to push forward is very hard but I will keep at it.
Do I still belive in inclusion despite this News
Yes there have been many happy times throughout my school carer where inclusion has been great. I read some good books played on playgrounds, explored my world. I have met so many great people and gotten lots of awards because I was in inclusive education. Here are some of them
|Award Second Grade|
|Student of the day|
|Senior Prom Spring 2010|
|T and I Junior College Graduation|
|Go Carting for a project April 2015|
|Playing Unified Summer 15|
|Me and Dr B wearing green for World Cerebral Palsy Day 2015|
Friday, November 6, 2015
Thanks everyone for commenting on that post. I will be doing another giveaway in the future so stick around .
Still want to read the book Click Here to order the book.
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Saturday, October 31, 2015
|Me and Princess before we go beg for Candy. October 2005|
Happy Hollween guys. I hope you guys have enjoyed 31 for 21. Its been a lot work but very fun.
Mid night tonight is also the last day to enter the drawing for Who's the Slow Learner, Leave a comment on day 6 and tune in Wednesday for the winners to be announced
What are your kids for Halloween. Let me know in the comments below.