Sibling Rocks with Valedictory Speech

I wasn’t going to blog today, but I can’t help myself. Our friend Olivia graduated from high school last week, and everyone needs to see her valedictorian speech!  I first met Olivia at Special Kids and Families. I don’t think […]

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Two Keys to a Successful Freshman Year

Rachel has been in “sophomore” mode for a few weeks now.  Right now, she has about two classes standing between her and her sophomore year but she has been reminding us that she will no longer be a high school […]

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Family Movies & Down Syndrome

In my circles we talk a lot about the need for family friendly, wholesome entertainment. That’s not just my church circle either. In my Down syndrome circles, we talk about wanting to see more positive images of individuals with Down […]

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A Few Tips for Successful IEP Meetings

At the end of the school year, I call it IEP Season. I notice an upsurge in social media requests and pleas for information. I also seem to get more blog readers, emails and inquiries. So I’m cheating a bit […]

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My First Blog: Great Women of My Life

May of 2011 I decided to start blogging. This is that original blog and I thought it worth a reprint on this Mother’s Day!  I added a few pictures too.  I have a lot of fun blogging and to quote […]

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5 Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week and today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. At the very least, I hope you will send an email to your children and teen’s teachers and say “thank you.”  Rachel has been blessed with remarkable […]

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