An Open Letter… — Our Epic Story

I haven’t blogged in a while. Life has been busy, in this stage of life Down syndrome often takes the back burner to the “normalcy” of life (whatever that means!!), and raising four little boys and running a thriving small business hasn’t left me with much time left over. It is my heart, however, to […]

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PREVIEW: 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference – Register Now — The Official Blog of The ALS Association

More than 500 people have already registered for the 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference and time is running out to sign up. This conference is an annual opportunity for our advocates – people living with ALS, their families, friends, doctors and researchers – to share the ALS story and let Members of Congress know the true […]

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Rethinking foster care: Molly McGrath Tierney at TEDx — Par

Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services tells you just about everything you need to know about child welfare and foster care in America Source: National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

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County Places Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month — Newsy Mom

As you drive through the city of New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County, Ohio you’ll notice the courthouse steps covered with spinning pinwheels.

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Autism Awareness Month — Far Beyond Zebra

Welcome to April! This is one of my favorite times of the year…winter is over, my youngest son and husband have birthdays to celebrate, and we start the final marking period at school before summer vacation. It’s the home stretch! April is also the month when the whole world lights up blue for autism awareness. Read my […]

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America’s Education: The Worst in its Class

Evaluating the merit of a school system that sets its students up for failure.

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Promoting Diversity & Equity Through Children’s Literature — The Stories Guy

I co-facilitated a training last Saturday called “Promoting Diversity and Equity Through Children’s Literature.” Representatives from Child Care Resource Network, SMART, and SOESD Early Childhood Services (where I was stationed as an AmeriCorps volunteer 2015-2016) developed this training last June. This was our second time presenting it in Medford, OR. I can’t share everything we talked about, but I’m […]

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