I’ve never felt passionate enough about anything to get a tattoo. But this may be it.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 31 days in which members of the Down syndrome community focus on awareness, advocacy, inclusion and respect for all individuals with… Read more “This is Abby. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month”
If you’ve spent more than 5 minutes with me around IEP time, you know this process is the bane of my existence. It starts with a fundamental… Read more “4 Suggestions for a Better IEP Meeting”
Because then at some level, I’m admitting she is and will always be different.
Despite everything going on in the world, this has been a pretty decent year for me. And if it hasn’t for you, let me share with you the… Read more “Changing my Mindset”
My newly minted threenager has historically been a little slow on his expressive language skills. Over the past two weeks or so, though, he’s been eating his… Read more “His Sis, His Idol”
Every year, it’s hurt a little less. To the point where most of the time, there is no hurt. It’s just life. Our life is slightly more complicated… Read more “A totally normal life”
Listen to me. (Err… read me.) It is okay to feel overwhelmed. It is okay to not think about it sometimes. It is okay to think about… Read more “A Letter to New Special Needs Parents”
A few months back, I was fortunate to attend a panel presentation featuring four locals who are part of the transgender community. Three were transgender individuals and… Read more “Sometimes I even surprise myself”
Right after my girl was born and subsequently diagnosed with Down syndrome, just about the only people we could speak to about it were our parents. Because… Read more “Sometimes it’s hard to talk about.”