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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NDSC Conference was awesome!

Hello Everyone,

We had a fantastic time in Florida for the NDSC Conference. It was just AMAZING to see all parents networking and making a stronger community for all of us with kids with Ds. Cole attended the sibling conference. On the first day he learned more about people first language and the 2nd day they went on an outing. He made some great friends and connections. I spent all day on Friday at the affiliate conference representing Connecticut. We networked on how to make our local non-profit stronger and how to gain more volunteers,etc. So great to see other organizations in the same boat...don't feel alone!

Saturday and Sunday our Jena came from N.Carolina to watch Sam and Jack while Peter, Cole and I went to the conference. Peter really enjoyed the D.A.D.S session. We learned SOO much and will be bringing many of the ideas and thoughts to our own local convention this November. It will be a great!!

You will see here a picture of Cole who made a great friend Tim. Tim is a college graduate and is opening his own restaurant "Tim's Place"! Oh....he also has Down syndrome!

Of course, with the convention in Florida, we had to see MICKEY! What a great way to tie in a learning experience and a little family fun.

Thank you to all of you who made this possible for us. xoxo


1 comment:

cubbie said...

Hi Holly! Would you be on Twitter by any chance? Would love to follow you!

and since today's International Day of People with Disabilities, would like to share a link from about babywearing and Down Syndrome

cheers from Down Under,

babywearing 6mo bub with Down Syndrome (& open heart surgery)
@cubbieberry on Twitter