Category Archives: Socializing


Maddie has a boyfriend. He’s very handsome and very gentlemanly. They go to movies, share popcorn and have been seen holding hands. But now that she lives on her own, people ask if I’m worried about sex. Years ago, a … Continue reading

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My Pub Night Hero

Julia Ouellette is my hero. For several years, she has been organizing and facilitating a monthly Pub Night for young adults with developmental delays. Over the whole year, the entire group includes 20-30 young people and a handful of siblings, … Continue reading

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Everyday Friends—the social group

In June 2011, a group of parents got together to plan monthly social events for our young adult children, who have disabilities of varying kinds. For the past two years, the Everyday Friends have been meeting once a month for … Continue reading

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