I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I am excited to annouce that Lose the Training Wheels (http://www.losethetrainingwheels.org/) is coming to Cudahy High School June 27-July 1. The camp is co-spnsored by The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (http://www.dsaw.org/default.aspx) and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (http://www.assew.org/). The camp is designed to teach kids with a disability to ride a bike from training wheels to 2 wheels in 1 weeks time. The camp has an 80% success rate, I know it works because my son Tyler has successfully gone through the camp.
One of my early blogs talked about a dream that my wife and I have for individuals with developmental disabilities. We look to highlight their abilities, not their disabilities.
As I was reading various Dr Martin Luther King speechs, it is amazing that most, if not all are still relevant today. I will never know the struggles of African Americans during the Civil Rights movement other than what I have read and stories my dad has shared with me of his spring training days during a brief stint in the minor leagues. and busing from Florida to Iowa.
Being the parent of a son with autism, we are inundated with information. It is our responsibilty as parents to make the final decision as to what is right for our son. On more than one occasion, we have had to decide on immunization for him. Fortunately for us, we never belived that immunizations caused autism. We do believe in spreading out immunizations as opposed to giving more than one per day.