My extension was on an article about a mother of a son who has a learning disability. The article is somewhat in response to an article she read about whether a middle age women is happy. I chose it because I was initially searching for articles that came up under disability theory. I happened to come across it and enjoyed reading it. I connected it to disability theory because I thought that the mother seemed to take a more social view of what her son’s disability was, whereas the doctor and her friends seemed to more focus more on the medical side of the theory. The doctor and her friends seemed to focus more on what the boy couldn’t do and be worried about the amount of stress that this lady was experiencing. In response to the doctor saying that it must be stressful for the parents to take out of their son, the mother just looked at the doctor, thinking to herself about her son being her son first and foremost, and though they may do things differently, that does not mean that she doesn’t love her son or life any less. Though there may not be things that they could do, she does not worry about it, and she focuses on taking care of her son and treating him like a human being. This presentation did not start off as well as I had hoped. I was not able to get the computer to work for me so that I could read the article to the class. I did not have too good of a game plan for how to present the article, but thankfully Dr. Bialka engaged me in conversation about the article that started to get dialogue going between myself and the class. I ended the presentation with asking the class to consider whether they “have it all” as the mother analyzed in the article. I think that this is a great statement and really gives perspective to who we are as people, and how we have benefited in life. If I had to do this again, I would plan more in advance to give a smoother presentation.