Too few are willing to talk about the death of a child. I am not one of those people. I live in the trenches of this brutal reality on far too many days, as a parent, advocate and activist fighting for my child and all children suffering with more often misunderstood and poorly treated psychiatric… Continue Reading Parents who lose a child, lose enough without adding isolation and loneliness….
Psychology and Psychiatry
Today, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Senate HELP Committee and Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat, reached agreement on a reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. They have titled their legislation, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,”….I am gagging already. They think this is an improvement over the last reauthorization known as… Continue Reading Senators Alexander and Murray Get it Wrong for America’s School-Age Children
Michigan once had a proud heritage of believing in the educational rights of our students with disabilities. But what has transpired over the past 39 years is not worthy of our history books or a wondrous fairy tale of children’s dreams come true. For Michigan’s 200,000 students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP), it has been… Continue Reading Some Michigan Special Education History: A Lesson for All States
Sorry to say that I know former MI Governor Jennifer Granholm and she is no true supporter of public education. I am a lifelong Democrat, although devastated by this Party’s intoxification with the toxic philanthropy of Bill Gates, Eli Broad….and the privatization of what we used to be able to call “publlic schools” and testification… Continue Reading Democrats for Public Education & Jennifer Granholm….No Way!
I feel privileged to know Dr. Joseph Biederman, Chair of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Adult ADHD and Bressler Autism Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Biederman is the very reason that my son Andrew has been under the care of his partner and early protégée Dr. Janet Wozniak for the past fourteen years. I… Continue Reading Cheers, Dr. Joseph Biederman…I feel privileged to know you.