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A Letter to Noah’s First Grade Teacher On His First Day of School

If you’re new here, I’d love for you to sign up for our posts by email so we can stay connected. Thanks for visiting!The following is a letter my wife wrote Noah’s first-grade teacher on his first day of school. She also wrote one for his first day of Kindergarten as well if you’d like [Read More…]…

Ice, Ice, (We’re Having a) Baby!

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since we announced that Noah was a big brother…the first time. Boy, does time fly! We are excited to announce that we will get to meet child number three this October! (October 25th if all goes as planned.) A few weeks ago we had the chance to surprise [Read More…]…

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How a Chick-Fil-A Employee Changed My Idea of “Meaningful” Work

Last week I was eating lunch at a local Chick-Fil-A when I noticed a young women with Down syndrome working at this particular location. (As a parent of a child with Down syndrome I’m hyper aware anytime a see someone with Down syndrome, especially when they are working. It encourages me!) As I was getting my [Read More…]…

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The Supreme Court Helps Children with Disabilities Receive A Proper Eduction

On March 22, the Supreme Court of the United States of America made an unanimous ruling that will (hopefully) allows children that require special education to receive a proper education. The 8-0 ruling in the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case states that schools must do more than provide a “merely more than de [Read More…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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36 Companies That Hire People With Special Needs

I recently posted an article about a young man with Down syndrome I noticed working at my local car … [Read More...]

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Meet Nick, A Car Dealership Employee With Down Syndrome!

I'm always excited and encouraged when I'm out and about and spot someone with special needs working … [Read More...]

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own

http://youtu.be/39iC8Wu1d8I We're proud to announce that Noah reached another major milestone … [Read More...]

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Signing Update: Noah’s First Sign Language Sentence!

We're a huge fan of teaching Noah baby sign language to help him communicate with us. We have been … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Parenting

Our Son Rides The Short Bus…And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

Today our four year old boy, who we love dearly, rode the school bus for the first time. The short school bus. The short … [Read More...]

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I Hate Petechia.

One of the biggest surprises after raising a child with Down syndrome these last (almost) three years is how little I actually think about Down … [Read More...]

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