World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Did you know that today was specifically chosen because Down Syndrome (trisomy 21) is caused by a triplication (3) of the 21st chromosome (21) hence 3/21. Brilliantly subtle if you ask me. I learned this by reading an article written by an Australian Senator Sue Boyce. As the mother …

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What Marlee Matlin taught me by dancing

March 19, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

I am something of a tv addict. One of the shows I love is Dancing with the Stars. Part of what draws me to it probably has something to do with the fact that for some reason my husband is willing to watch it with me. But I do get some satisfaction from watching people …

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Chris Burke Rings NASDAQ Bell for World Down Syndrome Day

March 18, 2008 Kyron No Comments

© 2008, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Reprinted with permission. Chris Burke (also known as Corky from the TV Series, “Life Goes On”) helps the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) kicks off the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st by presiding over the closing bell. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a …

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Signing Time Auditions Information

March 18, 2008 Kyron No Comments

I received the below information and thought it might be of interest to some of you and felt it a good opportunity to pass it along. I know that a number of us have used signing or are using signing as a way to augment communication. Might be fun if you were nearby or willing …

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The Disability Savings Act of 2008

March 17, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

First of all – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! As a proud irishwoman I can’t let the day go by without acknowledging it! Today I wanted you all to become aware of a piece of legislation introduced by former presidential candidate Senator Chris Dodd. It is called the Disability Savings Act of 2008. According to Senator …

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8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Chicken Paprikas and Dumplings Edition

March 16, 2008 Kyron No Comments

As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot is my hero! I throw …

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The Sunday Paper for March 16, 2008

March 16, 2008 Kyron No Comments

…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. School’s Basketball team adds special needs children Middle School Basketball team in California shows what the …

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