You’re planning to celebrate Thanksgiving, but parents of children with special needs know better than anyone that celebrations like these require a little extra planning for those unexpected, or shall I write – expected tantrums! Let’s focus on preparing for, and avoiding those challenging behaviors. Let’s try to replace them with new traditions and fun activities.
The director is the artist and the screen is their canvass for featuring their interpretation of iconic historic events, fascinating scientific discoveries, or unexplained miracles. Hollywood’s big screen can serve as one of the most powerful and influential tools for educating, inspiring, and enlightening. There have been so many movies that have successfully raised awareness of issues in the disability community, but more importantly, they illustrate the power of hope and perseverance. It would be too long a post to name them all! As an avid movie lover who enjoys deep, heart-felt messages learned through movies, I share my top ten best inspirational, disability-related movies of all time!
The 5TH Annual Hispanic CREO Summit Champions Education Reform on a National Scale
When the opportunity to attend this event was first presented to me, I jumped on it. I knew I would have to reschedule a few things in order to be able to attend, and I’m so glad I did. The annual two day event did not disappoint. The Hispanic CREO (Council for Reform in Educational Options) recognizes the struggles faced by many Hispanic families today. The Hispanic CREO understands the barriers that hinder academic success in Hispanic students that inevitably leads to decreased graduation rates. They address these areas by promoting meaningful parent involvement.
LATISM 2015: Latinos in Swift Motion for Advocacy and Professional Progression.
This is my first time being recognized as a Top Latina Digital Influencer, and I am still so honored and grateful. This is also the first time I attended LATISM’s annual conference. I wrote about my original invitation from LATISM in a previous blog, please check it out here. I truly had no idea what to expect, except that it was hosted in D.C., a city abundant with American history and monuments for which I was anxious to pay tribute. Aside from many other important privileged opportunities, I got to visit the monuments of my favorite President, Abraham Lincoln, and my icon for powerful and results-oriented advocacy, Dr. Martin Luther King.
Author: Christine Goulbourne