“It’s Good:” Parenting, Family, and Special Needs

Written by Linda Chan Rapp //  I checked the time on my cell phone, and then wrote, “Adjourned 7:04 pm,” on my notes for the self-determination advisory committee minutes. Good, I thought; my committee at Harbor Regional Center was ending almost an hour early! Getting out before 8pm meant I had plenty of time to … Continue reading “It’s Good:” Parenting, Family, and Special Needs

A Healing Community: Disability, the Friendship House, and Home

Written by Katie Robinson // I won’t forget the first time James called me his “little sister.” Now our chosen familial bond seems like a given, though he still harkens back to our bond during key moments in our relationship - like when we break even in a game of pool, when we walk around … Continue reading A Healing Community: Disability, the Friendship House, and Home

Environmental Justice as Peacemaking

Written by Luke Overstreet //  “Loving kindness and truth meet together; Righteousness and peace kiss each other. Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 85:10 I still remember the first time that I ever read Psalm 85. I was sitting under a neem tree near my family’s home in Nouakchott, … Continue reading Environmental Justice as Peacemaking