Last night my husband and I attended a concert called One City One Symphony at Cincinnati Music Hall. For the past several years the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has chosen one concert a year to facilitate community conversation around a theme. This year’s theme? Speaking truth to power. I sat in the balcony of the beautifully refurbished Grand Dame of music halls, immersed in powerful music … [Read more...]
Where’s my IEP?
Tomorrow morning I will attend yet another IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting for my daughter who has Down syndrome. I'll never forget the first one. She was just three years old. I remember worrying about an 'us against them' attitude between the professionals and my husband and me. I was afraid my voice wouldn't be heard. I was afraid I didn't even know what to say. Our family has … [Read more...]