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For our sexual health week we talked focused on STDs and contraception methods although we did include more general health information in the newsletter.  We did a condom demonstration and then practiced putting on condoms (we used bananas as our phallics).  198 more words


And this is why we can’t have nice things…

I sit here in the cafeteria of my son’s old elementary school at 6:45 at night. There are three lunch tables set out by a very kind and helpful janitor. 684 more words


It's not the 60s anymore...it's time to update the advice given to parents about Down syndrome

I was listening to a story recently of a woman who became pregnant with her first child when she was just 16. My mouth sat open wide as she explained how hard she had to fight to keep her baby, being a “good Catholic girl” in the 1960s. 1,326 more words

Down Syndrome

Disabled Parents Excluded from Fight for Reproductive Rights

Mainstream conversations about reproductive rights often revolve around the right to not have children, especially in the wake of anti-choice restrictions sweeping the country. However, there’s another issue that many overlook: the right to have children, and the right to keep them once they’re born.

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ADT and Special Ed Controversies

After searching high and low, I was unable to find a website that explains any controversy about Adult Day Training (ADT) programs. From what I have found from my own experience with some of my clients and the ADT programs they have attended are that there are some issues with the curriculum. 424 more words

Intellectual Disability

Disabilities in the classroom By Jasmine Ford

A classmate of mine , name Nicole recently posted a tweet about disability. Now for me this is not a new thing for me to know about  ,but  I think our society should be more aware of the many ways to help children and adults with disabilities that are being recognized in schools. 223 more words


"THOSE" Kids

October is always my favorite month for many reasons…cooler weather, pumpkins, beautiful fall colors, my wedding anniversary, Vols football, bonfires, hoodies, and Halloween, my favorite holiday.   2,097 more words