Sunday, January 19, 2014

I have a dream, too, Dr. King.

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tomorrow, here is one from the archives.

I still stand by these words.

In the words of the late, great Dr. King, "What impacts one, impacts all."

Friday, January 03, 2014

Sunday Spirit: from "Miracle on 34th Street."

"Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to."

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Call for Drama Programs for People with Exceptionalities for Ability magazine article.

From Gail Williamson and Down Syndrome in Arts & Media (DSiAM): 

Gail is working with a journalist doing a story on the Born to Act Players out of Los Angeles. The journalist would like to include other programs around the U.S. and the world that provide drama training for those with developmental disabilities.

Are you part of such a group? If so send, add your information to the comments section on the DSiAM Facebook page. 

Weekly Inspiration: Melissa Shang.

Melissa Shang is a 10-year-old wheelchair user with Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neurological disorder.

Melissa is petitioning American Girl dolls to create a doll of the year with exceptionalities.

Inspired by her youthful determination and advocacy? 

I sure am.

Read more about Melissa's effort here.

New Year's Tip #2 

When making new goals for your child and yourelf, try not to look too far into the future. It can be overwhelming.

Instead, focus on achieving short-term, daily goals and success that will help you build a solid foundation for reaching those bigger future goals.

Slow and steady wins this parenting race.

Worldwide Special Needs Awareness/Progress.

Check out the trailer for the new Lebanese movie: Ghadi the Movie, featuring a young boy with Down syndrome.

Watch it here.

Parenting Sass: Brene Brown.

"The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror."


Happy New Year!! Make good things happen!

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First Tip of the New Year!

Brand new year. Brand new opportunities. Fresh start. 

Forget the disappointments of 2013 and start fresh. 

Focus on what's possible for your child this year, not on what's isn't or on what hasn't happened in the past, and then give your goals all the parenting power and love you've got to give.

What what happens.

Friday Inspiration: Bob Coomber.

Bob Coomber, a hiker who uses a wheelchair, is making another attempt to hike the Sierra Mountains.

Read his most recent story, here.
Call for Dancers!!

Axis Dance Company is holding auditions for dancers with special needs. Act now!

Find out more, here.