SCALE Groups

Thursday, I got to end my day in the best way! When asked how we should end the session, one of our clients broke out into his own original song: “Goodbye! Goodbye!  Thank you for the music today.”  You probably wouldn’t expect it, but this particular client doesn’t often express himself in creative or original […]

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What is Assistive Technology?

What is “assistive technology” anyway? If you have never heard this term, you are not alone. The textbook definition of assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, product system, or software that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.  Ok, that’s great, but what is it anyway?  […]

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Reflections on MLK

I remember the first time I read the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in earnest. I was a junior in college and had signed up for a history class on the Civil Rights Movement. America’s history is absolutely packed with orators par excellence, but Dr. King’s speech and prose absolutely blew my mind. […]

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Star Center at a Glance

It’s always difficult to know how to answer when people ask, “What is the Star Center?” Sometimes I start by talking about our history. Well, the Star Center was founded in 1988 when two children began losing their eyesight and their parents believed their community could support people with disabilities. Sometimes I start by talking about the […]

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