Abilities with a Twist

Promises Made

Promises Made

In our church service last week, we had a baptism. A brand new beautiful baby girl whose mother grew up in our church family. Our congregation made...

Preparing for Employment at an Early Age

Preparing for Employment at an Early Age

But what about those with disabilities? Statistics aren’t great. An article by Fortune Magazine in 2017, states that “Only 35% of U.S. civilians with disabilities between the ages 18 and 64 had a job in 2015, compared to 76% for people without disabilities”, according to a report from RespectAbility, an advocacy group for Americans with disabilities.

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...

“Function-ability”

“Function-ability”

I guess “function-ability” is a word? Not long after Caleb was born, we started getting questions about his “functioning level”.  What level was he...

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...

IEP Preparation - Part 1

IEP Preparation - Part 1

Spring, to parents of kids with Special Needs means many things.  Awareness days, and months.  Opportunities to get your busy little one outside ...

Benefits of Therapeutic Horseriding

Benefits of Therapeutic Horseriding

Many children, youth and adults with disabilities can benefit from therapeutic horseback riding and/or hippotherapy – both different in their own w...