Grieving for the Other Owen

I have been anxiously awaiting/dreading the premiere of HBO’s “Miss You Can Do It” – a documentary about a beauty pageant for special needs girls that was started by Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa 2008, who herself has Cerebral Palsy.  I wasn’t entirely sure what I would be seeing or feeling while I watched this – [ Read More ]

Learning To Identify Big and Little…

We received Owen’s progress report this week from his school.  It’s a seven-page document outlining all of the goals set for him in his IEP, and addresses how much headway he has (or in some cases, has not) moved forward towards meeting those goals.  It is filled out by his teacher, his speech and language [ Read More ]