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A gift to be shared

I can’t really pinpoint the events that gave us the mental strength to send Ben half way across the city with people we don’t really know that … [Read More...]

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An Inclusion Manifesto!

My years of training and experience as an IT architect have conditioned me to describe the world in terms of models. This allows for a common language … [Read More...]

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Grad Ceremony – A Night of Firsts

A standing ovation! Cheers! Tears! I couldn’t have written the script any better. Ben brought the house down as he made his way across the stage to receive his high school diploma on Friday evening, while Michael Buble’s “It’s a Beautiful Day” played for everyone (he’s Ben’s favorite singer). Even though he didn’t take a whole […]

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Graduation around the corner

I’ve been absent from posting for a while now, not because I have had little to talk about (that’s never the case) but because I’ve been consumed with preparing for Ben’s upcoming graduation from high school. I’m still in disbelief that his 6 years at St. Mac’s are wrapping up. I’ve seen him grow into […]

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National Recognition Certificate for Inclusion

Besides being a dreadful month for the winter blahs, February was also National Inclusive Education (Inclusion) Month. Did you know that? This year St. Malachy’s Memorial High School (Ben’s school) received the Canadian Association of Community Living’s National Recognition Certificate for Inclusion. This national award places St. Mac’s in a select group of schools from […]

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