Spirit Encounters

Spirit Encounters

Steve loved holidays. Every. Single. One. So of course, I’ve been thinking about him as this most unusual Halloween approaches. When he and his brothers were kids, dressing up and Trick or Treating worked just fine. But as an adult we searched for more age-appropriate...
Happy Birthday, Steve!

Happy Birthday, Steve!

September 27, 2020, marked my son Steve’s fifty-fourth birthday. And has been the case since his death almost five years ago, I approach his “national holiday” with a mixed bag of emotions. Steve celebrated his birthday month early and often, accompanied by the...
Mark Your Calendars — September 13, 2020

Mark Your Calendars — September 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Village Books will be hosting my virtual launch for Heart of This Family – Lessons in Down Syndrome and Love. My friend and mentor from The Narrative Project, Cami Ostman, will be interviewing me about the different aspects of the book as well...
The Steve Cohen Fund

The Steve Cohen Fund

After Steve’s death in November 2015, I worked my way through the grief of losing my son. But I also thought about how I wanted to honor his life. I’d been a recreational runner for close to thirty years. Running got me out into nature. Running relieved my stress....
Steve and The Howard Center

Steve and The Howard Center

When Steve moved to Burlington, Vermont in 1994, The Howard Center became his official service provider—a relationship which continued until his death in 2015. In addition to helping Steve form important connections to his new community, this progressive and...

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