Spread the Word to End the Word Week

Spread the Word to End the Word Week

May 1, 2018

The word “retarded” is very controversial. Some use it in the medical sense as a term for mental retardation. Others use it to joke as an alternative word for stupid. Yes, there are those people who use it as a term to degrade people with special needs. How can one word have such a spectrum of...

How Facilitated Communication Works

How Facilitated Communication Works

May 12, 2016

Facilitated communication is the only thing continuing to very much give me hope. Having a continuing voice is good communication for me and my life. Understanding the process of facilitated communication can be very frustrating. Understanding how it works can be more confusing. You should know that...

Be the Hope for Others

Be the Hope for Others

February 25, 2016

I want to talk about right and wrong. The right thing to do is to always assume that everyone you meet is competent- the wrong thing is that so many people still don't make that assumption. I think if people have hope for other people with disabilities it will help others, like myself, believe in...

Q&A with Best Buddies

Q&A with Best Buddies

February 12, 2016

TNL: How long have you done Best Buddies? Zoe Pfeiffer: I have done Best Buddies for five years now. I started my 8th grade year at Westlane. TNL: What do you want people that aren't in best buddies to know? ZP: I want people to know what an awesome opportunity Best Buddies is. ...

Q&A with Armstrong

Q&A with Armstrong

February 1, 2016

NCHSLive! sat down with Tony Armstrong for a Q&A. NCHSLive!: Why did you decide you wanted to be a teacher? Armstrong: “I decided in my senior english class when participating in a poetry discussion. I was one of the few people participating and I started to realize this is what I like d...

Kelsey’s Korner

Kelsey's Korner

January 15, 2016

Facilitated communication is really just like talking like anyone else. Since I was little I was voiceless, now I have my voice through facilitated communication. I got my voice through a group called Saved by Typing, which is a group that has individuals like me that use typing as a way to communicate. Understand...