Wednesday, May 02, 2018

A Little Mid-Week Beauty-Life Balance



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Lack of Quality Caregivers, Constant Turnover Tough on Families.



Yes. It is.

Read the article here.



Congratulations, Cody Sullivan!



Cody Sullivan is the first person with Down syndrome to graduate college only four years.

Check out his story here.




Saturday, April 28, 2018

Trump Says the Paralypics Were Tough to Watch



Words fail. Except these.

The Paralympic athletes easily put you to shame, Mr. President.

Read the story here.



RicStar's Camp. Where the focus is on ability.

Friday, April 27, 2018

WEEKEND SPIRIT



Weekend Spirit: Henri Matisse.

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Boston Strong: Tim Don and the Boston Marathon 2018



Here's an incredible story from yesterday's NY Times about Ironman Triathlon, Tim Don, seriously injured while training/riding his bike, his excruciating road back to recovery, and his remarkable finish in today's Boston Marathon. 

Don's goal was to finish in 2:50. He finished in 2:49. 

Never say never.

Boston Strong.

Read the inspiriing piece here.

Monday, April 02, 2018

RicStar's Camp 2018


Registration for the 2018 Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp at MSU's Community Music is now ongoing. 

Scholarships available.

Info, registration & volunteer ops here.

Jenna Taylor Photo/ RicStar's Camp/ all rights reserved.

Weekly Words of Wisdom



Weekly Words of Wisdom from
Mary Anne Radmacher.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow."

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Self Care Rocks



As a brand new week begins, list five things you could do this week to improve your own self care.

Do at least one of them.

Permission granted.


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Possible New Treatment for Autism Symptoms


Newsflash!

New drug shows promise for some autism symptoms.

Read more here.here

April is Autism Awareness Month


Did you know?

April is Autism Awareness Month.

More about autism here

Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

End R-Word Use



Have you signed the Spread-the-Word pledge, yet? 

Words do hurt. 

Especially this one.

Sign here.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Minute Vaca-Nature's Beauty-Breathe Out

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Registration Now Open for the 2018 Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp, aka RicStar's Camp

Jenna Taylor Photo. All rights reserved.


Registration is now open for the 2018 Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp, aka RicStar's Camp.

Volunteer ops are also available, including for teens. Scholarships are available.

Check it all out here.

Mental Illness and Homelessness


A powerful, sobering read about mental illness and homelessness.

From the front page of last Sunday's New York Times. 

Read it here.

There but for the grace of God...

The Cow Whisperer at the Iowa State Fair



Take a minute to watch this great video about 11-year-old Alec and his steer at the Iowa State Fair.

Well worth the view