Sometimes, we can become so angry at injustice…and all we can do is blog. All we can do is hope the post reaches someone else, and saves them or their child from going through what we have had to. After years of begging for help… Close to a year on a wait list to see… Continue reading Iron & Psych Stuff (A PSA Of Sorts)
During a conversation with a new friend, I mentioned that my child participates in an autism-specific resource. Since autism is often invisible, my acquaintance was shocked to learn my son had a disability at all. But he was upset only that my son’s experience had been “labelled.” I noted I was super happy that it… Continue reading The Life-Changing Art of…Labelling??
In the minority world, the link between paper and sufficiency is almost absolute. If I write things on one piece, I get $400. When I write things on another, I get $31,000 (and counting). When I jot some more items on a third, I receive $872. One of the greatest barriers experienced by people in… Continue reading How Money Actually Does Grow On Trees
On my fridge right now is a photo of me when I was about 5 years old. I’m wearing a sunny yellow cotton dress, and smiling shyly. In front of me, the fingers of each hand lightly touch each other. I don’t know what prompted me to bring the photo out this week, but every… Continue reading Happiness After Despair
$2000 that is. Why did the federal government send it to me? Because I invited it to! Long story short, I needed a strategy to get my child (who also has a disability) to his special school. Our super cheap, sensory-supportive home is a fair distance from it, though. Every drive costs time and gas… Continue reading Well, I Asked For It!
In my book, I touch on four personal experiences of fraud. First: A compassionate friend arranges for me to receive a welfare check, then promptly steals it from my mailbox. Next, a progressive, liberal developer takes a $45,000 deposit on a condo to be built, then dramatically increases the property’s “cost”, and then tells me… Continue reading Avoid Becoming A Victim of Fraud
Having finished the painstaking process of writing my own book, I dared to finally open that of a famous financial writer. The first words I saw? “You’re stupid…” Oh! Even though this book wasn’t written to me, I automatically believed it, just as though it had been. And even though my finances are ticketyboo, and… Continue reading Actually, You’re NOT Stupid
My nine year old is eligible for a disability savings plan that will grant him $10,500 per year for his long term disability needs. I don’t think I’ll apply, though, because I’m sure he’ll be able to work. One of the most common reasons I see for people avoiding a disability designation is this: They… Continue reading Does Disabled Mean Unemployable?