Monthly Archives: January 2012

ABLE Act

Representative Gallegly  – Thank you for agreeing to co-sponsor the ABLE Act.  It is hard for me to put into words what this law will mean to me! Since the first week Brianna was born, I have always wanted to save for … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, I wanted to share a collection of facts and statistics that, I believe, tell a compelling story.  Since a large portion of the first part of this blog deals with reproductive health and … Continue reading

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In Response to Sticks and Stones

I recently read this article by Kurt Kondrich regarding issues facing the DS community.  The essence of his article can be summed up in this quote: “I am glad there is a movement to stop degrading language, but there is an urgent … Continue reading

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An Open Letter Candidate Harry Braun

Dear candidate Harry Braun –   I recently read about your comments on Down syndrome in Iowa and wanted to share a little about myself.  First, I am the father of a daughter who happens to have DS, Brianna.  Interestingly enough, she … Continue reading

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The Business Math – How to amplify our voices

I ran across this Facebook site a friend of mine signed up for boycotting the movie “The Change Up” by Universal Studios due to its derogatory content towards people with DS.  I agreed with the premise, but I did not like the page.  I … Continue reading

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Wow – how profound!

I read one of the most profound statments I have heard in a very long time – and it was a “mater-of-fact” statement for the World Health Orginaization:   “Disability is the interaction between individuals with a health condition (e.g. … Continue reading

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Buddy Walk 2011

Hi,   Dear Friends and Family,   Tyler here.  On Saturday, June 18th , I will be walking in the 2nd Annual Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara County Buddy Walk to show my support for my sister and the … Continue reading

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