Posted: Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:06 | The New Normal

In the past few days, giraffes have overrun my Facebook stream.

Posted: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:05 | The New Normal

We here at the New Normal are very excited to say that tonight will be hosting Eustacia Cutler, Susan Nussbaum and Dr. Nancy Crown at "Understanding Difference," a public discussion about disability and inclusion.

Posted: Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:43 | The New Normal

We in the disability community encounter standards and measures at every turn. We often hear phrases like "high functioning," "developmental delays," "battery of tests," "number of paraprofessional hours required," "attention span," "degree of socialization," "progress in daily living activities," and "work readiness." Such measurements are often helpful and sometimes crucial, but it isn't necessary to use them to compare one human being to another.

Posted: Thu, 10/24/2013 - 08:52 | The New Normal

It is important for parents of children with special needs to not feel like they are isolated from their peers with typically developing children—and it is equally important for parents raising typical kids for them to find ways to teach their children about disability without fear or anxiety.

Posted: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 10:22 | The New Normal

We posted here earlier about an important upcoming event  -- it's "Understanding Difference," a public discussion about disability in the Jewish community.

Posted: Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:49 | The New Normal

Do you have ideas on helping people on the Autism spectrum to feel God?