White Cane Day

Did you know October 15th is White Cane Day?

Neither did I until I saw the note from my daughter’s Orientation and Mobility Teacher!

About one year ago, Evalyn was introduced to the long white cane in school. As you may be aware, she has Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) which is a brain-based visual impairment. She is not blind. Her eyes are healthy and normal. She can see, but her brain has difficulty interpreting the information it receives from her eyes.

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Disability Representation Matters: Interview With Jamie Sumner, Author

Photo: Jamie Sumner

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Disability representation matters, and that is why I am so excited to share a new book with you.

If you follow my writing, you are well aware of my passion for advocating for kids with disabilities and special needs. I want to spread the message that all kids with differences should have the same opportunities as their peers, and should be viewed as equal, not less. That is why when my writer friend, Jamie Sumner, announced that she has a new middle grade novel coming out starring a young girl with cerebral palsy, I was ecstatic! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this ground-breaking book!

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You Can Sit With Me

To the mom who goes to Back-to-School Night by herself and sees everyone else chatting,

To the mom who couldn’t attend because she was working long hours,

To the mom who feels out of place at a PTO meeting,

To the mom who wants to volunteer, but is too busy juggling a toddler,

To the mom who feels left out of the “cool” mom group,

To the mom who wants new friends but feels incredibly awkward,

To the mom who feels like she always sits alone,

You can sit at my table.