I manned the 21_Connect sponsor booth at Developmental Disability Awareness Day for the first time this year. It was amazing!! To see all those advocacy and support groups come together under one roof and to hear their stories was simply overwhelming. There is so much help out there, no matter your need. Today made me … Continue reading DDDDay…Simply Wonderful
Join us today as we celebrate 30 years of awareness. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day is held at the Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls and hosts informative workshops covering topics including Treatment of Depression in Persons with I/DD; Communicating Disability: The Language of Access, Accommodations and Inclusion for People Who Are Not Yet Disabled (and … Continue reading DDDay is here!
Cody Sullivan graduated from Concordia University this past weekend. He’s the first student with Down syndrome to graduate college in just four years in Oregon. Cody received a certificate of achievement in Elementary Education thanks to the West Coast Think College coalition program. The program works with colleges and universities to include students with intellectual disabilities … Continue reading Inclusive Education at its Finest!!
Day 2 of the Buddy Walk on Washington was jam packed – so much so that it took us a while to filter through the pictures and get them posted… The focus of the gathering was to advocate for legislative priorities that impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. These priorities … Continue reading NDSS Buddy Walk on Washington: Day 2
Today started with a group of moms and a self-advocate meeting with the Office of Special Education. They discussed the importance of high quality post secondary education and inclusive education. It ended with Federal Advocacy Training for those speaking with Congress tomorrow. There are attendees from everywhere. Here is our Emily with John and … Continue reading NDSS Buddy Walk on Washington: Day 1
Our kiddo Paul is heading to Washington, DC next week to participate in the National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk® on Washington. The buddy walk is an annual two-day advocacy conference that brings the Down syndrome community together to advocate for legislative priorities that impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. … Continue reading Mr. Mondschein goes to Washington