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
“The Lucky Few” is a phrase taken from Heather Avis’ book, The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places. It has quickly become the descriptor of choice for those who have a family member who has Down syndrome. For World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) this year, I asked parents to tell me … More Why we are the “The Lucky Few”
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?
As the holidays approach, and family starts asking for Christmas lists, the question of what toys are most beneficial for Hannah comes to mind. This year, I decided to ask her occupational therapist, as well as her speech and language therapist which toys they felt would be most beneficial for her age group. I received … More Therapist Recommended Gifts for Toddlers with Down Syndrome