Abilities with a Twist

Down syndrome in public (Awareness/Education)

Down syndrome in public (Awareness/Education)

So…before we had Caleb, we didn’t know many people with Down syndrome (Ds).  We knew some baggers who worked at Publix, and a couple distant family...

Welcome to Holland

Welcome to Holland

Chances are, if you have a child with a disability, you’ve had a chance to read Welcome to Holland.  Written by fellow parent Emily Perl Kingsley, ...

Advocacy!

Advocacy!

On my personal Instagram Page, I recently shared a bit about getting involved in Advocacy. It's not as scary as it seems!  Most days, I'm happy to ...

Facts about Down syndrome for WDSD:

Facts about Down syndrome for WDSD:

World Down Syndrome Day is less than a week away!  It’s amazing to me to see how this day of celebration has grown and evolved over the past few ye...

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Ah, March.  March didn’t mean a lot to us 10 years ago.  We were anxiously awaiting the birth of our “bonus baby” in April, and busy getting his ro...

IEP Preparation - Part 2

IEP Preparation - Part 2

In part 1, I covered the beginning of our IEP journey. Having a Vision and Mission statement for our son was a huge help to keep us focused on long...

IEP Preparation - Part 1

IEP Preparation - Part 1

Spring, to parents of kids with Special Needs means many things.  Awareness days, and months.  Opportunities to get your busy little one outside ...

Benefits of Therapeutic Horseriding

Benefits of Therapeutic Horseriding

Many children, youth and adults with disabilities can benefit from therapeutic horseback riding and/or hippotherapy – both different in their own w...

Hygiene - Keeping Kids Clean & Brushing Teeth!

Hygiene - Keeping Kids Clean & Brushing Teeth!

Keeping clean is tough enough for any kid.  Add special needs to the mix, and it can be quite challenging.  Whether your child is two or twelve, ke...

About Karen - My Journey for Disability Awarness and Advocacy

About Karen - My Journey for Disability Awarness and Advocacy

Hi there! I'm Karen, happily married, mom to two, and step-mom to two. With kids ranging in age from 9-38, and one with special needs, we've seen m...