Amazing Third Acts
Judy Cockerton — winner of AARP’s 2012 Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Innovation — is re-envisioning and reinventing child foster care in America
By Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
When Judy Cockerton first entered the world of child welfare in 1999, she was the founding owner of two specialty toy [...]
By Jack Levine
Investing in Children
David Lawrence Jr.
The Children’s Movement of Florida is a coalition of 325,000 Floridians dedicated to ensuring that children become the number-one priority of state lawmakers and decision-makers and that every child in Florida gets a full chance at the American dream.Jack Levine, special correspondent for GRAND [...]
By Julie Obradovic
Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism
A recent post on The Thinking Mom’s reminded me about the roles grandparents play in the autism epidemic. I believe in many cases they are the unsung heroes of much of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the pursuit of [...]
By Debra Karplus
You’re embarrassed to admit that when you were in school, you were one of the students who frequently played mean-spirited pranks on any substitute teacher who dare set foot into a classroom where you were present. ‘Subs” appeared to be lower on the social status than the nerdiest of kids at school. [...]