Rabbi Ruti Regan, @RutiRegan, is a Conservative rabbi and disabled disability advocate. She writes the realsocialskills.org blog. She provides ritual consulting and training for rabbis, cantors and communities in accessibility and disability-informed spiritual leadership.
Tomorrow is Election Day — with New Jersey and Virginia headed to the polls to elect governors in high-stakes races. (You can check Vote.org to see if you have an election coming up.) Here are…five reasons to consider bringing your children with you to the polls. 1. It lights a candle in the darkness. The current political situation in our country is frightening. Children aren’t old enough to understand most of what they’re hearing, but many of them know that something is happening that adults in their lives are… >> Read More
Parents of kids with disabilities are often forced to tolerate disrespect as the price of access to education.
In an effort to get the support services their children need, parents are often made…to listen to educators and therapists describe their children only in terms of defects to be corrected. Because while Early Intervention services and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are federally mandated, they often won’t be approved unless the child is conveyed—with that child’s parents who love them sitting right there—in the most negative light possible. In… >> Read More