Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Like/Follow my Facebook Page!

RicStar's Camp. Jenna Taylor Photo. All rights reserved.

A reminder to Like/Follow my professional Facebook page, where I post special needs updates, resources, links and stories much more often. Usually daily. 

You can also find me on Twitter and Linked In.
Links for all are at the top of my website Intro page @ JudyWinter.com.

Check it out, if you haven't already. 

Knowledge is power. 


Jack and I wish you a Happy & Inclusive Valentine's Day!
Like many other holidays, Valentine's Day often presents challenges to children with differing abilities.

Fact is, this sweet little holiday that celebrates friendship and love can also create big stressors for some families, especially for children with learning disabilities, although I would include many other differing abilities in this statement, too.

Whatever challenges your child faces, here is a piece to help everyone get through the day with more joy and less angst.

Read "Ten Tips for an Inclusive Valentine's Day,"  here


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Registration for 18th Annual RicStar's Camp!

Registration is now open for the nationally recognized, 18th Annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp! All ages. All disabilities. Scholarships. Volunteer ops, including for teens. :)

Music changes lives. We know. Join us!

Information/registration here.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and all those that fight for equality and justice for ALL, especially for our most vulnerable children, I share this powerful battle cry, "The Champion" by Carrie Underwood. 

Watch it here. 

What are YOU doing for others? Be the change.


Friday, January 03, 2020


Judy Winter recognized at L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in NYC, Dec. 2019


It's long past time for me to play catch up on this blog. My bad. 

If you follow this blog regularly,  you know I offer much more regular posts on my professional Facebook page and invite you to follow me there. That link is at the top of my website pages.

That said, and because I have had an extremely hectic December, I'm a bit more behind than usual on the news updates here. Let's try to rectify some of that beginning right now. Thanks for your patience and continued visits.

Here's just a bit of what I've been up to and sharing on FB since I lasted posted here at Thanksgiving.

In 2020, I'll do my best to post at least monthly here. A rare New Year's resolution.

Reminder: you can follow my professional FB page to access almost daily special needs updates.

Late last year, I was named one of ten recipients of a L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree award for my work with the Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp. 

To help bring you up to speed, here are a few
media links that covered that honor. If you'd like to see more, just head over to my blog where I shared much more. 




Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Giving Thanks 2019

#winterimages #sweetlittleholiday #thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

May your hearts and tummies both be full.

Safe travels, too. 

The holiday magic has official begun.... 

Pace yourselves.


Saturday, November 02, 2019

Updated Media Coverage L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree Award

Photo by Nilaya Sabnis for L'Oreal Paris. 

More great press regarding my 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree status.

Please continue to Vote Daily thru November 15th for RicStar's Camp for National Honoree and $25,000 at WomenofWorth.com and like/share/comment on Twitter: @LOrealParisUSA and on Instagram: @LOrealMakeup.

Every single vote matters!

Thank you, all, for helping us continue to celebrate the abilities of all those with special needs through music therapy, while honoring my son's remarkable legacy! Beyond grateful. :)

Recent press:




@LOrealParisUSA #WomenofWorth #lorealpartner #ricstarscamp #Forbes #MLive #EastLansingInfo


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thanks, Media, for the Great L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Coverage!

Thanks to MSU Today, the Lansing State Journal, City Pulse and Ludington Daily News for the great and immediate coverage of my L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Award! 

More to come. :)

Click links above to read the interviews.

Vote daily through Nov. 15 at WomenofWorth.com and like, share, comment on all social networking posts.

Much appreciated!!

@LOrealParisUSA #WomenofWorth #lorealpartner #ricstarscamp #Ludingtondailynews #lansingstatejournal #citypulse #MSUToday


2020 RicStar's Camp Dates Announced!

Jenna Taylor Photo. All rights reserved.

The 2020 camp dates for the 18th Annual Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp (aka RicStar's Camp) held at the Michigan State University Community Music School have just been announced!!

Adults: June 11th-13th.
Children, Adolescents & Young Adults: June 15th-17th.

Find our more, sign up to volunteer, and camper registration here.

Scholarships are available! 


Winter Chosen as 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree

Photo by Nilaya Sabnis for L'Oreal Paris

I'm incredibly proud and honored to announce that I've been named one of ten 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honorees for my work on behalf of the Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp!! AKA RicStar's Camp!

Please go to WomenofWorth.com & VOTE DAILY thru Nov. 15th for RicStar's Camp for the National Honoree award and an additional $25,000 for our deserving camp/pers. And please vote, share, comment on your social networking sites, too.

Every single vote counts.

Thank you for helping us continue to serve individuals of all ages and disabilities by providing continued access to important music therapy in a summer camp setting focused on nurturing and celebrating individual abilities!

@LOrealParisUSA #lorealpartner #WomenofWorth #ricstarscamp #musictherapy #celebrateabilities