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

“Learning To Drive” Movie Review, Lessons, and Giveaway

In Learning to Drive, Michael has Down syndrome, is determined to deliver his mother’s ashes to the Grand Canyon, and although he has a strong desire to learn, doesn’t have a license to drive.

The Storyteller and the Truth – Part One

 

I remember emotional points, touch the bruises, and swim in the revelation. However, I have a terrible memory for dates. At what age did I learn to ride a bike? When was my first road trip? Even important moments, like when did my son take his first steps? When did he begin using complete sentences? Or when did he start, really start, to tell me the stories that play though his imagination? Marcus just turned 27 and I think I’ve been saying “for over ten years” for three, maybe four, years.

I could dig back into the notebooks. There are