Laura Kilgus from 9ten Photography donates her time to her local Down Syndrome Community in Rhode Island and does mini-photo shoots for children with Down syndrome and their families. She is an award winning photographer and the sister of one of our parents. She graciously donated her time and talents to our local community. Enjoy the photos … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
There are new friends joining the First_Connections Welcome Baskets! The First_Connections program gives families a joyful, informative, and useful collection of goodies for both new born babies and parents to welcome them into the world of Down syndrome. Thanks to Mary, Laura, Kathy, Maryann, Lynn, Bonnie, and Mary L. for donating their time and talents to … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and BEARS, OH MY!
CBS News shared a story about Iceland completely ‘eradicating’ people with Down Syndrome from their population. According to the article, 100% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in Iceland are aborted. Whether or not this alarming statistic is true, the fact remains- expectant parents are being misled and misinformed about what life is like with … Continue reading A Video Message for Iceland
Today is the August edition of the Parent Connection Support Group meeting. This month we are focusing on parent’s needs. We would love to see you there! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-427-3575 for more details.
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