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
My son, Paul, has already started his journey with inclusive schooling. There is a local pre-K for 2-year-olds Paul attends where he has been completely embraced. If Paul doesn’t have the muscle support to sit at a table, they bring the table to the ground and all the students sit with him. If Paul needs … Continue reading Why Inclusive Schooling Should Become the Reality
21_Connect hosted a group of 120 educators, administrators, therapists, and parents for an all day conference on the topic of inclusion at the Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center. See all the fun here! A huge thank you to everyone that attended and made this conference possible! Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Early Childhood … Continue reading Photos from the Inclusion Session
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