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Nationally Renowned Parent Attorney Pete Wright, Esq. is coming to Iowa!  We only get this opportunity about once every 5 years.  Hotel rooms are cheap, 4 books come with the training and lunch will be served.  There are also foster parent and social worker CEU's, attorney CLE's and Graduate Credit available.  You can register by going to the home page of ASK at, using this link …


Added by Karen Thompson on October 28, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

This says it all...

You have to just read this.  I don't think I can say anything more about the power we have to change our own world...

They Taught Us Words are Powerless, and They Were Wrong

Added by Karen Thompson on March 5, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Don't believe everything you think...

I haven't had much time to post lately.  I have to get this one out there before I get busy and forget.  It's too important not to...

I was in a meeting today with a number of colleagues from ASK and from the Iowa Parent Educator Connection.  Such GREAT company to be in for the day!  Someone there made a thought provoking statement at the beginning of the day...

"Don't believe everything you think".  

It has sure stuck with me.  I returned to my office to find this…


Added by Karen Thompson on February 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Inspirational View of a Senior's Next Opportunity

Research shows that THE BEST predictor of success in living, learning, and working after high school for kids with disabilities is their parent figures holding high expectations of them.  It was certainly true for me.  My prognosis of Dyslexia at the age of 7 included a recommendation that my parents consider alternative vocational options for me.  The report we received stated I would have difficult graduating from high school and "was not likely to succeed" in college. …


Added by Karen Thompson on December 19, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments



Added by Karen Thompson on December 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Inspiration for a Friday Morning

Hi everyone!  This link is out of this world!! You really have to take the time to watch will inspire anyone that puts many things in perspective quickly.. Please share with others! 

When you get to the site there also some other quick clips about these remarkable brothers!…


Added by Karen Thompson on January 25, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

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