Thursday, October 04, 2018

OCTOBER IS DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH



DID YOU KNOW?

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

For more, click here. 

Judy Winter with actor Blair Williamson. LA Buddy Walk.


Monday, October 01, 2018

MONDAY MANTRA: CARLOS CASTANADA.


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Monday Mantra: Carlos Castanada.
"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same."

Food for powerful thought.

What's your attitude like going into this brand new week of possibilities?

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WELCOME TO OCTOBER!



My babies. Judy Winter Images. All rights reserved.
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Welcome to October!

It's one of my favorite times of the year after September, which birthed both my babies and forever has my heart.

What do you love most about fall?

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NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH


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DID YOU KNOW?

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Hiring individuals with disabilities is good for business.

Find our more at: 

What can YOU do: the campaign for Disability Employment.


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Friday, September 21, 2018

Eric 'RicStar' Winter 2018 Music Video


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Take a look at the 2018 RicStar's Camp music video, This is Me. :)

Celebrate abilities and diversity.

Watch it here.

Weekend Spirit: John Burroughs


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Weekend Spirit: John Burroughs:

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order."

Get outside and play this weekend, people. It's good for your health and your family. Start small and build on your successes.


Filmmaker Dan Habib & Intelligent Lives



RicStar's Camp. Erik Taylor photo. All rights reserved.


Award-winning filmmaker, and father of a son with cerebral palsy, Dan Habib, is making waves and breaking barriers with his new film Intelligent Lives.

Read a little about the film buzz here.
The Intelligent Lives website is here.

Catching Up! Beginning with news of the BBC.



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Because I've been traveling a lot since spring and because I tend to update my professional Facebook page more regularly than this blog, my posts here have been a little behind. 

My apologies if you've been waiting patiently for new stuff here.

Wait over. 

Here we go!

The BBC is among those broadcasters supporting an initiative to increase the percentage of people with disabilities working on screen or behind the scenes in television.

Let's hope it's just the beginning of such industry efforts worldwide.

Efforts long overdue.

Read all about it here.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Father's Day!



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Here an article about just a few celebrity fathers that have kids with special needs.

Just like you.

Dads matter, too. Thanks for all you do.

Read it here.

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

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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

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

BRAVO! New Gerber Baby has Down Syndrome


The new Gerber Baby has Down Syndrome.

All I have to say about that is: groundbreaking and BRAVO!!!

Real all about this terrific news and Lucas here.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Music Helps Heal Injured Brains



MUSIC IS POWERFUL STUFF

Check out yet another news story about its value, here.


Friday, February 02, 2018

Dates for the 2018 RicStar's Camp have been announced!

Check it all out here.


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


You can now check out all the 2018 updates to my website: www.JudyWinter.com.

That includes easy access to links to my social networking sites and YouTube videos featuring some of my Special Needs Parenting Tips, and much, much more.

Explore, learn and enjoy!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018



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