Tag Archives: Family

Animals Offer Us Many Benefits

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

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 […]

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.

Awareness Will Be the Catalyst for a Cure

Rebecca is doing her part to help find a cure.  The Foundation Fighting Blindness reached out to us to ask if they could use her story and her pictures in their latest campaign to raise funds to help find a cure.  We were of course happy to help and love the way the email campaign […]

A New Perspective

I was driving home from the office the other day thinking of the day we found out that Rebecca would lose her vision and how hopeless we felt during those first few weeks.  We were hoping for a cure but mostly we were preparing for her to lose her vision.  When we started the blog […]

These Little Hands

Is ASL a Language? A regular question that comes up when raising a deaf child.  It comes up when talking with friends, with family, with other parents, when talking with doctors and specialists, and it comes up during her developmental assessments.  It’s a question I may have asked prior to having a deaf child, after […]