Clay Boatright

Life Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously!

We all have experiences and challenges, but baggage and drama are optional.  Success is not determined by specific events, but how we choose to look at our lives. Happiness is a choice.

Our goal is to help people going through tough challenges to envision fresh options for themselves and their families, ultimately to enjoy a life well lived.

About Me

Clay Boatright

My wife, Carole, and I were natives of Memphis, TN, and moved to Texas in 1994 where we raised three daughters, including identical twins with severe intellectual disabilities and autism.  With undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Memphis, I managed two full-time careers for almost twenty years, one in the consumer packaged goods industry to pay the bills and another as a volunteer advocate for people with disabilities. 

Over the years I developed a deep understanding of the disability industrial complex and served on a host of health and education advisory committees, including an appointment by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Washington, DC. Published multiple times in various media, I am often contacted by legislators, the media, nonprofit organizations, and parents of children with disabilities to help understand the challenges that families like mine live every day.

Following Carole’s death in 2020 from ovarian cancer, I maintain a close relationship with my daughters and embrace the future with enthusiasm and a desire to help everyone know that God has a plan for their lives.

New Release – Read God’s Plan, Our Circus

My inaugural book uses humor & faith to inspire people going through difficult challenges, such as raising children with severe autism, long-term illness, or premature death of a spouse.  Based on my unique life experiences, this book will change perspectives and help people envision new options for themselves, their families, and their future.

Read “God’s Plan, Our Circus” and you will be amazed at how simple a little change in your perspective can be.

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