Abilities with a Twist

School Communication and IEPs

School Communication and IEPs

It’s that time of year again…IEP time. Lord knows we had NO CLUE what this term meant eleven years ago. We learned…as IFSPs morphed into IEPs when ...

Therapy Begins

Therapy Begins

As the creators of the Toothbrush Pillow are finding out (new parents of a little one with Down syndrome), therapy for our children is a world in a...

Awareness Raising in Public 2.0

Awareness Raising in Public 2.0

Following up on a post from May, about Down syndrome in public (Awareness/Education), where I talked about our experiences out in public – shopping...

Born This Way

Born This Way

When I first heard rumors of a television show featuring young adults with Down syndrome, I was curious.  Having worked with this population previo...

Down syndrome in public (Awareness/Education)

Down syndrome in public (Awareness/Education)

So…before we had Caleb, we didn’t know many people with Down syndrome (Ds).  We knew some baggers who worked at Publix, and a couple distant family...

Advocacy!

Advocacy!

On my personal Instagram Page, I recently shared a bit about getting involved in Advocacy. It's not as scary as it seems!  Most days, I'm happy to ...

Facts about Down syndrome for WDSD:

Facts about Down syndrome for WDSD:

World Down Syndrome Day is less than a week away!  It’s amazing to me to see how this day of celebration has grown and evolved over the past few ye...

IEP Preparation - Part 2

IEP Preparation - Part 2

In part 1, I covered the beginning of our IEP journey. Having a Vision and Mission statement for our son was a huge help to keep us focused on long...