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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Inclusion: The Volleyball Manager

We think one of the biggest positives for Rachel in high school has been her role as the volleyball manager. After her first middle school transition to high school meeting, one of the IEP team members from the high school […]

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Inclusion Working: Our Friend Ben

Today, I wanted to share this awesome video featuring our friend Ben.  We met Ben and his mom at our early intervention program, Special Kids and Families. He and Rachel were just a couple of weeks old.  Our families became […]

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Soaring: Rachel’s Junior Year

Dear Rachel, Congratulations today you start your junior year of high school!  I know you are so excited and your daddy and I are excited for you.  It is really hard to believe you are a high school junior. I […]

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