I believe passionately that all people want and need to succeed in life! To do this, we must all have tools and information and, most of all, help from other people. We have to use our abilities and find ways to work around our problem areas, if we can. Sometimes we just have to take a look at ourselves and admit that we really can't do something. We need to find someone who can.
How can we work together?
I'm looking for ways to work with and help other people succeed, including people with disabilities. Who wants to explore what we might do and to get started? What are others doing to be part of the solution? How can everyone really be part of this society? Right now, many of us feel marginalized.
Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois
As of 2017, I became a Board member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois. Our work is vital if people with LD and ADHD and other disabilities are going to be full members of society. Since I started this web site, I have been diagnosed with ADHD, Primarily Inattentive Type, and processing problems.
Nothing is perfect, but I've learned how to channel my strengths more effectively and work around my differences. Note that I call them "differences." I used to dislike the use of this term. Now I know that I'm not being honest if I label my areas of challenges as "weaknesses." It's a matter of attitude. To be challenged implies striving to understand, work, meet your differences head-on. No excuses. No jokes. Better life!
Here's what I do well:
help other people
I'd like to hear from you if you have ideas or projects for helping people of all ages and backgrounds and needs. We can succeed, and so can they.