Julie is going to open and change so many hearts and minds. She has worked with [my son’s] school and teachers every year since kindergarten to create an amazingly inclusive environment. She has a great sense of humor that is so disarming and winning…so exciting! – Mary Radel, President of The 21 Club of CNY Inc.
We are very excited to announce that Sara Jo Soldovieri, Taishoff Inclusive Education Fellow at National Down Syndrome Society and head of the National Down Syndrome Society’s Inclusive Education Task Force, has offered to come to Buffalo on Saturday August 26th. She will meet with parents for a general presentation style ‘talk’, and/or one-on-one session, in order … Continue reading Create an Inclusive IEP for the new School Year
Here are some photos from our latest Parent Connection Support Group Meeting. The kids had a great time playing together while the parents caught up with old friends and welcomed new ones. The topic of the day centered around oral motor skills and feeding – which we all practiced on some awesomely smoked ribs and … Continue reading Parent Connection
Happy #TherapyThursday! Our little friend, Paul, just had his post operative appointment with Lori Overland, from Alphabet Soup. We are using the Z Vibe (from Talk Tools Speech & Therapy Tools) to exercise and retrain the muscles in Paul’s mouth, since his tongue and lip tie surgery. Children with Down syndrome often need to be taught how … Continue reading #TherapyThursday
Our next 21_Connections Support Group is only 4 days away! Join us to learn what each of us is doing to support our kiddos…and for some back yard shenanigans. Email us at email@example.com or call 716-427-3575 for more details.
As part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s Inclusive Education Initiative, 21_Connect is collecting stories, both good and bad, about inclusion. These stories will be used to influence federal and state educational legislation priorities with the hopes that our nation will begin to embrace differences within our schools. If you have a story about a child … Continue reading What’s Your Inclusion Story?