Dear Governor Jared Polis,

This Rocky Mountain PBSvideo highlights two of our children who have so far survived unrelenting discrimination and retaliation against themselves by our Colorado human services agencies. I have a question for you. Do you really think that disabled children should be required to hire lawyers to sue their school district or access their rights toContinue reading “Dear Governor Jared Polis,”

49 years of life

June 2020 The circumstances that my little family have been in the last few years have been challenging, to say the least. At times I feel we have been misunderstood, disregarded, overlooked, attacked. I withdrew into a kind of small protective shell. That’s how I feel most comfortable because it’s scary out there right now.Continue reading “49 years of life”

Bad Words

Badass (4t1t3s). I looked it up. There are a plethora (1s6c7m3sd) of definitions when I search the word on Google (7c7s6s). Personally, I prefer the definition provided by Urban Dictionary, which is “someone who becomes mentally stronger despite having lived through adversity.” Nailed it. This word has been coming up for me a lot. AfterContinue reading “Bad Words”

Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014

I wrote the following on March 24, 2021 in support of a bill championed by colleagues working with the Invisible Disabilities Association. My name is Lisa Weiss and I am the director of advocacy programs for VALIDEAF, a national non-profit with a mission that serves the diverse deaf community. I am a proud native andContinue reading “Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014”