Election Day: Your Vote & Story Matter!

Today is Election Day. I’ve always loved government and politics.  I know this election season may have seemed like an episode of “Twilight Zone” to many of you.  But I love election day for more reasons than it means the […]

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Just Like You and A Senator’s Call

How do I Know It’s You? Reprinted from www.sassysoutherngal.posterous.com October 2012 Friday afternoon those exact words fell out of my mouth.  It was about 3:30. We had picked up Rachel from school and were headed out-of-town to my parents and […]

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Inclusion: Hard Work or Magic Pill?

I have several workshops I do about inclusion. I have done them in a variety of settings. A couple of years ago I decided I was going to add a new opening.  It goes something like this: “This workshop is […]

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Ben’s First Job!

In case you missed it, this month is Disability Employment Awareness and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Amidst the negative airwaves of the season, I want to share something positive, encouraging and exciting.  Today,  I want to share a blog about […]

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Tell us the Story of George: The Power of Inclusion!

I did a speaking engagement a short time ago. A few in the audience had heard me speak before. At then end when I asked for questions, one guest said, “Tell them the story of George.” And I smiled. Depending […]

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21 Things You Should Know

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (#DSAM16).  During October I thought it would be fitting to print a few oldies but goodies that  focus on Down syndrome awareness and education.  This is a modified version of a previous SassySouthernGal […]

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Rachel’s Inspiration: Best Thing to Happen Last Weekend

Last weekend, Rachel had the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot for Changing the Face of Beauty. Great organization with a great mission: Changing the Face of Beauty is a nonprofit corporation that is committed to equal representation of […]

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Life Lessons with Baby Sally & Marisol

Just in case you don’t know, let me introduce you to Baby Sally and Marisol. Baby Sally was a Christmas gift to Rachel when she was one. She is a much-loved baby as evidenced by her wear and tear.  She […]

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Celebrating Down Syndrome IS Important!

I love the NDSS Buddy Walk®. Celebrating is an important part of living. I know of no other tool that has opened more doors to celebrating and making people aware of the lives and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome […]

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Reflections of 9/11 from Some Who Were There

Fifteen years ago today most of us don’t remember what we were doing. Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and we all remember what we were doing then. At the time of 9/11 Sedgwick, my husband’s employer, was under […]

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