The Letter that Rocked my World

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Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 5th grader that rocked my world.

The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this chapter book series. Although I don’t know how, because they appear to

Special Chronicles PodCast

words in the worldWhile Marcus and I were in NYC, we joined Dan via technology, and chatted about WDSD, Black Day, The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome, and also the #NotSpecialNeeds campaign.

Pop it in while you’re running, walking, cleaning the house, or whatever it is you do while listening to a podcast. 🙂

In preparation, watch the video of the Coordown campaign, that focusses on the #NotSpecialNeeds concept – here it is, also.

 

 

So we chatted a bit about this

The Video Of Marcus Speaking at the United Nations


For real.

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Here’s what we said:

Listening to Self-Advocates: Relate, Respond, and Amplify

(Marcus parts in bold)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m Marcus Wright Sikora.

I wrote a book called Black Day: The Monster Rock Band.

I’m a storyteller, an actor, and a singer.

I’m glad to be here with people from around the world  

talking about Down Syndrome.

New York City is my favorite.

This is my mom, Mardra. She’s a writer, too.

Unexceptional Moms Interview Marcus (Video)

Guys guy GUYS!  I don’t think I ever showed you this interview.

A great podcast and video interview with two moms, plus Marcus (and me too.)

One mom I’ve known virtually Ellen Stumbo.  She has a beautiful blog, I’ve been lucky to guest on now and then. And now she and and Erin, another mom, have a podcast and video blog. OK – SO here’s a link to the blog and podcast here: When Our Kids With Disabilities Grow Up [Podcast]

and here’s the video of the interview.

2017-03-25T08:13:08-05:00Categories: Black Day, Grown Ups & Downs, In the News|2 Comments
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