Jacob’s first few weeks of camp

Jacob is having a great time at camp. For the month of July, he is at a day camp near our house and is bussed there and back each day. He spends his time engaged in an assortment of activities including music, sensory stimulation, swimming, cooking and painting. Jacob is smiling his huge grin in […]


Please call me Charlie

A few months ago, Jacob’s class started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When his teacher, Vanessa (with him in the picture), reported that Jake was really enjoying the story, I bought him a copy of the book. Whenever he and I went for coffee, I’d bring the book along and we’d spend the time […]


Jacob is 9 years old!

The festivities started with a party at school on Friday – Sierra, Jamie, Andrew and I came to Charlie’s (aka Jacob, his new preferred name is a story on its own) classroom for the first of his birthday celebrations. He stood in his stander for the entire party and loved blowing out his candles with […]


The reluctant expert

I belong to a receptive and supportive club which I joined unknowingly. At various times, our members are experts and novices, advisers and information seekers. My alleged area of expertise has nothing to do with my university education or employment history, and everything to do with raising my son, Jacob (above centre). I am a […]


Summary of a discussion about technology being used to help children communicate

The following was posted on BLOOM, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s blog. It was written by Louise Kinross, the editor of BLOOM. Technology: Hype or Hope? I listened to a fascinating parent panel hosted at the Bloorview Research Symposium Tuesday. It was called Assistive Technology at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Juxtaposition of Hype, […]


Published in Bloom Blog (from Holland Bloorview Rehab Children’s Hospital)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 A dentist with a different approach A dentist with a different approach By Marcy White (above with Jacob) I took my eight-year-old son to the dentist. His appointment was the last one of the day, at 3:30. From the moment I woke up, I felt a ball of dread bouncing around […]


Thank you staff of Camp Yaldei, July 2010

This letter is written for everyone who was involved in Jacob’s care at Camp Yaldei this summer. This includes his three counselors, two rotators, medical people, camp directors, the girls who formed a human chain to prevent our car from driving away and everyone else who helped him have such a super time: When our […]


Jacob went canoeing!


A few more photos


Jacob is having a blast at camp. Here are some pictures: