October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October around here means the weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, beautiful foliage is appearing, pumpkins, apple pie, fall decorating and Down syndrome awareness. October is Down syndrome awareness month which I didn’t have any idea of five years ago. This year I don’t think I’m going to do much on this … More October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Individuals With Down Syndrome Can Get a Free Pass to National Parks

Did you know that Americans with disabilities can get a free, lifetime America the Beautiful Access Pass? This pass is available to U.S. Citizens who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability and it will provide them, and often the accompanying people in the same vehicle, free access to federally operated recreation sites … More Individuals With Down Syndrome Can Get a Free Pass to National Parks

Preparing for World Down Syndrome Day: Printable Cards and Coloring Sheet

World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) is just around the corner again! I feel like it’s sneaking up on me and since it’s Gigi’s first year in school I wanted to make sure I had something prepared to share with her class to spread awareness. I haven’t been feeling too creative lately so I searched … More Preparing for World Down Syndrome Day: Printable Cards and Coloring Sheet

First Dance and Why It Meant More Than the First Day of School

Friday night the four of us went out for pizza without Gigi. She had far better things to do: her first school dance. A few weeks ago a flyer came home from school in her folder advertising the annual Snow Ball dance for grades K0-1, in other words ages 3-6. It is a drop-off event … More First Dance and Why It Meant More Than the First Day of School