Sarah Barnes, Austin Writer & Speaker
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To her credit, she does not dwell on her intellectual disabilities because that would only slow down her day, which is filled with an indefatigable level of curiosity about events and people around her...

By Sarah Barnes My daughter walked because of  Easter Seals Central Texas, which is a very simple way of describing one of the most important days of Meredith's life. When I learned Meredith had disabilities as an infant, one of the first calls I made was to...

I’m getting this question about my daughter more often now: “What will Meredith do?” My daughter is 17, which is the magic number for prompting questions from other parents and friends about careers, living arrangements and the prom. Meredith did have a great time at the...

Meredith spotted some kids from her special education class and the four or five of them stayed in exactly the same area all night long as if they were behind an invisible barrier....

It was an unassuming piece of notebook paper sitting on the kitchen table commanding no one's attention for two days. On it, my younger daughter Caroline had doodled a cartoonish face with mischievous  eyes. The paper had been folded up as if it were going to...

HB 590 passed unanimously in the education committee of the Texas Legislature! It's just the first hurdle, but hopefully this means all kids with vision impairments in Texas public schools will  have more access to a specialized service called  called Orientation & Mobility. It's a...