Everybody is a Genius

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein (Dyslexic)

My name is Cathie York and I am the mom of ten year beautiful boy who has Dyslexia, ADHD and is considered Atypical Autistic. To say the last ten years has been tiring is a gross understatement. Between all the testing, scores, evaluations, IEP Meetings, meetings about meetings, specialists, sleepless nights, paperwork, emails, phone calls, insurance, co-pays, teachers, Doctors, diagnosis, medication, no medication, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, divorce, foreclosure and plenty of tears one only thing other than coffee kept me going when I wanted to just drop. The belief down to my very core that my son was more than just a diagnosis or IEP, he is Clinton, my son and he has so much to offer this world and I will always fight for his right to learn the unique way he learns.

There is no doubt that if you’ve read this far you have been where I am or know someone who has. My hope for my child, your child and all children is that they never feel something is “wrong” with them or that they are less than. That being said the world we will live in today is very uncertain and being different or learning different is harder and scarier than it should be. Navigating all that comes with having a child of different abilities is also harder and scarier than it should be. 

It is not my goal to fix a broken education system, but it is my hope that I can help provide resources, support, knowledge and comfort for those who are struggling and feel alone or overwhelmed.  

I look forward to this journey and I hope you will join us! 

Cathie & Clinton York

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4 thoughts on “Everybody is a Genius

  1. I am in your corner. Clinton charmed me with his intelligence, his wonderfully articulate manner of talking to an adult he’d never met before and sharing a story with me about an author he likes. And art. I hope he does write a book and illustrates it one day. He’s young and bright. I didn’t even know he had any of these diagnoses when I met him. To me, he was a happy boy talking about books he likes and German shepherds. I’d love to sit and draw with him sometime and talk with him. He’s wonderful, and so is his Mom. I’m in your corner, and I am in his, too.

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    1. Susan, thank you so much for your support, it really does mean so much ❤ He talks about you and loves looking at your drawings on FB – I know he would love to sit, draw and chat with you sometime.


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