You’re Not Invited to my Birthday Party

Let’s start with, if you haven’t watched The Peanut Butter Falcon, you should do that now. Shia LaBeouf starred, alongside Zack Gottsagen, in this remarkable making of a coming of age story about a young man with Down syndrome. I would say a more profound scene is regarding the word retarded. Shia makes a pointContinue reading “You’re Not Invited to my Birthday Party”

Congratulations

“I know your baby can have a wonderful life, like me” – Bridget, PALS Camper The Congratulations Project is a movement towards changing our approach to the birth of babies with a disability, specifically babies born with Down syndrome. When a baby is born, or diagnosed during pregnancy, with Down syndrome parents are provided copingContinue reading “Congratulations”

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I’m so excited to celebrate with you! Down syndrome awareness month is not about celebrating disability, rather it centers on highlighting one’s abilities and how we are more alike than different. October provides us an opportunity to spread awareness while promoting acceptance and inclusivity. As with anything itContinue reading “Down Syndrome Awareness Month”

A Quiet Storm

“In the world of professional sports, no American athlete ever came back from a mental health disorder … until Ron Artest.” The NBA has made significant strides, leading professional athletics, in its response to the mental health of it’s players. In 2018, the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA) launched a mental health and wellness programContinue reading “A Quiet Storm”

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Since 2006, the USPS has seen rising net losses in revenue. What does this mean? This means lower retained earnings. Our USPS is in danger. Why should you care? It’s 2020, there are Evite’s for paperless post, Facebook groups for your Christmas Party, there’s endless social media outlet for sharing your latest thoughts and feelings;Continue reading “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”