Written by a mother of child diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. This book shares their journey through their son's first heart surgery to the first six months at home. This is a great book for new parents, as it is filled with great information and resources.
Personal Development/Self-Help Books & Podcasts
If you have not had the opportunity to read this book, please put in on your list. It really is life-changing!
Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call and lets listeners in on her personal roadmap for success. She knows many women have been taught to define themselves through other people, and she encourages women to follow their own dreams!
PODCAST: Rise Podcast
If you have not listened to the Rise Podcast, again Rachel bring tacticle tips for growing your business. She brings on great speakers that can help you level up your business.
Even though it's Rachel husband who wrote this book, I find it easily relatable.
Dave helps us see our own journeys more clearly as he unpacks the lies he once believed - such as "I Have to Have It All Together," "Failure Means You’re Weak," and "If They Doesn’t Need Me, Will They Still Want Me?" - and reveals the tools that helped him change his life.
Start Today Morning Show:
Rachel and Dave are so hiliarious and just tell it like it is. It's a great way to start your morning. It's there Facebook community that gathers to hear what is going on in their lives, their business and just fill you with all good stuff in the morning.
I first met Trent at Rachel Hollis's Rise Business Conference, and I was instantly drawn in. His message will speak to anyone.
Weaving together personal stories from his own life and from others who have also gone through hard times, Trent reveals how you can bring out the best in yourself and establish a happier, more fulfilled future for generations to come.
Podcast: Straight Up With Trent Shelton
I strongly urge you if you want a genuinely motivational podcast to listen to Trent. He brings it to you straight from his heart. It's real, it's raw and it's powerful!
Advocacy & Inclusion Resources
I had the pleasure of meeting Sandra and Sean McElwee years ago at the NDSC convention, and have been following them ever since.
This is a story of triumphs and successes; losses and failures. Not a “how to” book but the chronicle of “how they did it” as Inclusion pioneers forging the way. Written in the hopes that parents and educators can learn from the achievements and errors made on both sides.
Sean has also designed our Down Right Capable Tshirts. You can check them out here!
This is a wonderful collection of 40 teacher tested strategies to modify work. This is a great book, so you can offer suggestions to your child's teacher on how to help modify their work.
Equally useful as a beginner's guide to inclusion and a goldmine of practical ideas for experienced teachers, this must-have book will help make your curriculum “possible and achievable” for every learner, with and without disabilities.