How Can We Ever Hope to Achieve an Inclusive World?

“Our vision is about creating a world where inclusion is something that happens every day. It’s not an exception to the rule, it IS the rule.” It’s a beautiful, bright morning. I’m sitting at a breakfast hosted by Gatepath, a Bay Area nonprofit that has been serving those with special needs for 96 years. I’m listening to their CEO. Bryan Neider, speak the vision of a truly inclusive world. Immediately my mind flashes to the imaginary world of Star Trek. 'This is what Bryan is speaking of,' I think to myself. A truly inclusive world where … [Read more...]

Curious Interviews 2015: Authors, Autism, Inspirations, Oh My!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. Maya Angelou In 2015, our curiosity took us to places beyond our imaginations. We discovered people of passion and compassion. We learned about ourselves and others through literature, personal stories, and from those who are doing good works. Here is a recap of the amazing interviews we published in 2015: [Tweet "Read @geekclubbooks 2015 curious interviews with authors, changemakers, entrepreneurs for … [Read more...]

Holly Robinson Peete and the “Power of Possibilities”

How did I not know that they were in my community for the last 95 years? How did I not know that Community Gatepath and their work for greater independence for children with special needs and disabilities was here for us? Perhaps it was because we didn’t know my son was autistic until he was 13 and when he was diagnosed, we were already addressing his needs. And now that he’s all grown up, we just have our own out-of-the-box ways to help him and he’s thriving. But I’m really happy to know about Community Gatepath now and the impact they are … [Read more...]