If you’re like me, you follow a lot of national Down syndrome and advocacy organizations. It’s so great when we see efforts to promote a more inclusive environment for children of differing abilities across the country and the world. Too often though, I think we forget to advocate for inclusion in our own back yards; … More Fighting for Local Inclusion
When you’re a parent, family member, or friend of someone with a disability, it’s impossible to not hear about inclusion. Even if you don’t know anyone with a disability, odds are you may have heard about the daily struggle those with disabilities face to just be seen as equal members of society. We talk about … More What Does Disability Inclusion Look Like?
For everyone trying to defend New York by saying only babies who would either pass away, or who have already passed away will be affected, you are wrong. So very wrong. First, I have seen several people say that we must protect the rights of mothers to induce labor or have a D&C if their … More My Children Aren’t Your Excuse to Murder
Being the mama of a child with Down syndrome is hard. I truly believe we are part of, “the lucky few,” and I wouldn’t change Hannah for anything, but we will face challenges most other moms never will. We teach our children to crawl, when most kids are walking. We teach our children to say … More Having a Child with Down Syndrome is hard, but God…
Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been in the news lately for her decision to donate her salary to several charities, including the Special Olympics. This move gained extra attention because President Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the Special Olympics Education Program. I strongly support cutting spending, and believe that our national … More Cut Waste, Not Special Olympics