Should This Girl Get an Organ Transplant?

Parents of individuals with disabilities have a lot to think about. One of the extras we get to think about and act on is the shameful use of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities as targets for humor. There […]

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Living the Disney Dream – Best Vacation Ever!

Day two of our best vacation ever.  Originally published:  June 19, 2012 Day 2 and we are off to Castaway Cay which is Disney’s private island.  We ordered coffee from room service the night before. Room service is free except […]

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Best Vacation Ever

It’s January and it’s cold outside.  People are planning summer vacations and I have seen several friends inquire about vacation ideas. I realized that my blog about our vacation ever was done on my original blog host, and it didn’t […]

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Happy New Year with My 2017 Blogs!

Happy 2018.  I ran across this quote that I posted on a previous timeline.  It’s a good one for us all to remember as we continue this journey called life.  “You can easily judge the character of a man (or woman) […]

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Ringing Out This Year with TheSassySouthernGal’s Top Blogs

I know you are just waiting for TheSassySouthernGal’s top blogs for 2017!  Your comments, shares and views tell me a lot.  Let me know if you pick up on your favorite themes from these Top Ten Blogs from 2017?  Oh […]

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Jonathan & Jawanda: A Modern Day Comedy/Tragedy Chapter 28 Sabbatical Online Edition

  Jonathan and Jawanda A Modern-Day Comedy/Tragedy – The Sabbatical Year Online Chapter 28 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happiest New Year! January started with Rachel opening the first Kansas ABLE Savings Account on January 26. It wasn’t just a […]

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Soft, or Not So Soft, Benefits of Inclusion?

I must first proclaim that we are down to one semester.  Rachel successfully finished semester one of her senior year.  She had a great semester. Powder puff touchdowns, homecoming dances, volleyball serves, and of course classes. She worked hard and […]

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Inclusion & Graduation Rates – It’s Not Just the Zip Code

I’m a pro-inclusion kind of girl.  School, church, community. Yep, I’m one of “those moms” that believes it can work. Some people call that unrealistic and others say I’m just in denial. Those of you who know me and those […]

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Holiday Advocacy and Awareness

I get it. You’re tired. You’re exhausted.  Between Devos, #SavingMedicaid, ESSA, the latest tax cuts and all the in between, it’s been a tough year.  Many advocates are feeling like no one in listening. It is cliche’ but remember: advocacy […]

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#Thankful #Blessed by #SelfAdvocateRoleModels

I am blessed. I could write those three words and that is a blog in itself.  One of my blessings, our blessings, is the role of the many self-advocates who have come before Rachel. I don’t remember when I first […]

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