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Spiderman VS Real Spiders

Written by Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:57
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The launch of the fourth Spiderman film on July 3rd marks the perfect time to contemplate --ahem -- spiders. AKA: arachnids, derived from the Greek word meaning "get this creepy thing outta here." Just kidding; it's actually from Arachne, a mythological Greek weaver who was turned into a spider. The…

Prom at the Packard Children's Hospital

Written by Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:37
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More than 125 young patients and their guests are eagerly anticipating the longest-standing children's hospital prom in the Bay Area. The Mysteries of the Deep theme begins this Friday night (June 1, 2012) at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, where hospital schoolteachers from the Palo Alto Unified School District…

Included or Excluded

Written by Monday, 19 September 2011 23:27
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Recently, I attended a training seminar that focused on managing inclusion, in the workplace, along with understanding how much diversity there is in the workplace.  At one point, the seminar focused on how quickly we judge others when we first see them, “you never get a second chance to make…
Dandelion is a free quarterly magazine that serves as a resource for Bay Area and Sacramento families of children with special needs: autism and Asperger’s, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, those who are blind, deaf, in wheelchairs, learning disorders, sensory issues and every special need in between. Dandelion’s mission is to create and empower a community of local families through a variety of media by providing a database of resources, trusted and thought-provoking editorial content, an up-to-date calendar of special needs-specific events, noteworthy news, as well as contributions to the community.