Category Parenting

Animals Offer Us Many Benefits

Pets have many benefits, especially for individuals with special needs. For such individuals, pets provide much more than companionship.

The Human Culture

We started this blog to bring awareness to Usher Syndrome, mostly in an effort to prepare the world for Rebecca, to tell as many people about her and her syndrome as possible to help provide her with a future of inclusion.  We try to keep away from blogging about the negative side of raising a […]

A Big Decision

Who would have thought at two years old an important decision about school would be so eminent? Tomorrow Beth and I will sit with all of Becca’s service coordinators, doctors, and representatives from the school and the state.  All told there will be around ten people descending on the Lacourse household to discuss Rebecca’s educational […]

A busy few weeks!!

It’s been quite a while since our last blog post.  We have been so busy.  We took the girls to Disney in November just before Thanksgiving, made it through the holidays, and then it was off to Vegas!  It’s been a busy few months! Disney was quite a trip!  Aside from the typical challenges of […]

Reading From the Same Book

Beth and I have been reading a book titled, “No Barriers” authored by Erik Weihenmayer.  Erik is an adventurer who is telling his story about kayaking the Grand Canyon and also discusses his adventures of hiking Mt. Everest.  He is also vice president of the board of the not for profit, No barriers USA, which began […]

All Things are Difficult Before They Become Easy

My experience as a parent of a disabled child.