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
Busy, busy, busy. That is the best word to describe our lives lately! We are going through a lot of changes and transitions as a result of Hannah’s recent appointment with the Thomas Center. For those who don’t know, the Thomas Center is Cincinnati Children’s center for children who have Down syndrome. They have a … More 2 Year Update and Thomas Center Visit
It was March 7th, 2016. I had arrived at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio early that morning. I checked in, answered all of the nurse’s questions, and settled into my hospital room. The hospital room where I would deliver my stillborn baby. After several hours, Wyatt was born. He was quickly taken away so … More When my Nurse Held my Stillborn Baby
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?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I needed to hear after we received our prenatal diagnosis. I didn’t know anyone who had a child with Down syndrome at the time, so I had no one who actually knew what I was going through to speak encouragement into my life. My friends and … More Advice for Parents who Just Received a Prenatal Diagnosis