On the Donald, Medicaid Waivers and What I’m Concerned About

I'll not sugar coat it - it's been a difficult month. I'd like to press forward, figure things out and move on. But it's not always that easy. Sometimes we are made to remember, to note it, to mark it down and to remember that which we'd rather not talk about.Case in point: the fight to get a medicaid waiver.I had our monthly visit with D's caseworker for his ID (intellectual disability) waiver today - he is on the wait list for this waiver, which would help get him more care giving … [Read more...]

Muslim Women Ask if Religion Bars Them from Leadership Roles

“Change doesn’t happen by itself. You need change agents.” – Daisy KhanUpwards of 200 (mostly Muslim) women from about 50 countries have gathered this weekend in historic Istanbul, Turkey to look at how women are and can be leaders across all facets of life – spiritual, political, social, economic, and family – and whether religious barriers hinder women from working in positions of leadership. This is the third global WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality) conference, … [Read more...]