Category Archives: Down Syndrome

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Why Inclusion is Necessary

Inclusion is good for everyone! The are so many benefits to inclusion not only for children with special needs and their families, but for all children. Children learn from each other, that is why all parents push for socialization at any age, but partiularly when they are younger. So besides the obvious reasons like developing […]

Giving Our Kids The Tools To Learn To Cook Independently

As a Mom of a son age 13 years old with Down Syndrome, I am always thinking of ways to help him become more independent. One of the areas of life skills that I want to start focusing on is “cooking”. You can see in the video below we were just having fun making pizza, […]

What Us Moms of Children With Down Syndrome Want You To Know

WE BELLEVE OUR CHILDREN HAVE POTENTIAL… to learn new things with our help. That’s why we are not afraid to grab their hand and show them how, no matter their age! We are their teachers, their therapists, their cheerleaders, their coaches and we will never stop showing them how to live their life with endless […]

Back To School Tips for A Good Start to the School Year

It’s “Back To School” season, and we all want to start the year off on a good foot, so how can we do that? Here are some great tips for a great start to your school year: Start Routine Early Some kids can handle getting back to the “school routine” just a week or so […]

Sunday I Had The Honor Of….

This past Sunday I had the honor of doing something I love, and that was to speak to other Mamas of children with Down Syndrome at a Women’s Motivational Tea. It was a small, intimate group of women that wanted to be in a room with other Moms who are traveling on the same path […]

Moving Past the Guilt as A Down Syndrome Mom

I feel this very way right now. As we are working through my son’s IEP and I am reading progress reports. I am sitting here questioning what if I spent more time encouraging my son to read, what if I spent more time doing math problems with him, what if I spent more time playing […]

YEP THERE HE IS WITH CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY​​​​​​​

On March 6th, my son and I along with other self-advocates and families walked on Capitol Hill to advocate for the human rights of all individuals with Down Syndrome and shared with our state legislators why certain bills were important to us. You can find out more about those legislative bills by visiting the National Down Syndrome […]

You Won’t Believe What Happened!

Times Square Picture for NDSS

I am so excited to share that our family photo was chosen this year to be a part of the National Down Syndrome Society Times Square video that kicks off October, which is Down Syndrome Awareness month. Our photo was selected from more than 2,400 entries, and almost 500 photos were displayed in the heart […]

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Announcing…..A New Facebook Live Talk Show – Down Right Capable

So excited to share this new collaboration with my friend and parent of an awesome child with Down Syndrome Brian Herndon. We are excited to announce our new Facebook Live Talk Show Down Right Capable Show. This show was created to help change the way others view Down Syndrome, by highlighting their capabilities rather than their disabilities. […]