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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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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#WDSD17 Champion

World Down Syndrome Day  is recognized every year on March 21 or 3-21 because Down syndrome is created when a person has three copies of the 21st chromosome.  People and organizations around the globe will celebrate the lives of individuals […]

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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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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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Two Suggestions for Church Inclusion

In my blogging, speaking and networking a hot topic is always “The Church” and inclusion.  Almost every time I do a speech or a workshop, questions arise. I am a person of deep faith. While I try not to hit […]

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