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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What Would I Say 18 Years Later?

Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!  I think revisiting the question of what I would say to younger parents is a good post to celebrate our friends and loved ones with Down syndrome! Four years ago I wrote a blog called […]

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Dear Teacher – In Case You Need It!

I wrote this blog in 2012 when Rachel was going into 7th grade. Wow!  I have several teacher friends who share this with other teachers and couple of professor friends who share with their classes.  Since it’s the beginning of […]

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Unexpected, Meaningful Benefits of Inclusion

In case you haven’t noticed, I blog a lot about inclusion. I am passionate about the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities.  I am not just passionate about inclusion in the education setting.  I believe in community […]

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Shakespeare and that Inclusion Thing

Last weekend, Rachel was Strato in her high school’s production of Julius Caesar. If I counted correctly, she had seven lines.  She was scarcely seen until the end when she appeared in a big way in one of the final […]

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