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There’s a New Political Player in Town!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Activities | 0 comments

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Megan Schiedler had a great time at Buddy Walk Washington 2016, highlighted by her new friend, Honorable Kevin McCarthy, asking for some assistance in a critical House vote….

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DSNO Dance Event

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Activities, Health & Fitness | 0 comments

Innovative Dance in Wilsonville offers a Saturday dance class at 10 am and 11 am.
Come One Come All

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Our class is for kids who love to dance that need some extra support! This class recognizes that all children grow and develop at different paces. It is designed to invite children with special needs into the world of dance. Classes will be structured to support a variety of dance disabilities including, but not limited to: AD/HD, autism, spectrum disorder, learning and communication disability, and Down syndrome.

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My Journey to Holland

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Parents | 0 comments

IMG_1746In 1987 Emily Perl Kingsley wrote a short essay called “Welcome to Holland”. Several years back, long before our Holland (or even our Italy plans), someone shared this with me. It struck a chord with me. It has become somewhat of an analogy to my journey to motherhood, and more recently becoming Max’s mom. This is the essay:

“Welcome to Holland”

When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans.

The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It’s all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go.

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Lights Up, Sound Down

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Activities | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 1.51.48 PMFor those of you that don’t know much about our Lights Up, Sound Down movies, we rent out a local movie theater, turn the lights up and keep the sound down for a more sensory friendly environment and invite families in the community to enjoy a free movie. It’s by far our most popular event!

MassMutual Oregon’s SpecialCare Planning Team Invites you to a SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENING OF KUNG FU PANDA 3!

WHEN: Saturday, February 13th, 2016

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National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN): An Introduction

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network? All children benefit from the opportunity to grow up in a loving family, but not all birth families feel they are able to meet the needs of a child born with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right choice for some families. The NDSAN is also there to provide support to families who wish to adopt a...

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