Let’s Talk and Share

Recently, Marcus and I spoke at an educational event held at UNO in Omaha, hosted by our local Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands. 

We shared advocacy videos and stories told about and with advocates, focused on the ideas and “voice” of self-advocates, and the power of good storytelling.

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Here is a list of the links we shared, plus several others we promised to share: the Advocacy Links we shared in the session.  (Click to download the list via a word doc to your computer.)

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While you’re here, some extra’s! The short blog that went

What a Week! With Photos and Video

Wow – The Last Four Short Years…

Marcus in his Downs Design Jeans as we head to Denver – June 2014

When I think of Marcus’ first audition to model at the “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” Fashion show, I marvel at how far he has come. Back then he struggled to give a real smile and moved stiffly across the stage. What a journey!

Still, some attitudes from his first audition continue to be true today. That night in 2014 when the audition ended, he walked from the theatre and said,

Halloween Will Never be the Same Again

Black Day: The Monster Rock Band takes place on Halloween. It’s a story about a boy who wants to be in the band.

Dudes, there is no better treat than this book. For your children, other children you love, your local school, your local library…

Click here to buy the book and DVD now…

Learn more about the book (and author) here.

I have a lot to say about Halloween, but we’ll leave it here, for now.