This guy right here is the biggest dreamer you will ever meet. He has big, swiss mountain size dreams. He started writing rap lyrics at 19 as a way to fight through the emotions he had dealing with depression and a physical disability. His lyrics not only woke up something creatively beautiful in his soul they woke up us, as […]
Friday Night Lights
Best Buddies Prom
Best Buddies sponsors a prom every year at a local hotel. It is one of Tres favorite events. Best Buddies continues to be an organization that brings joy and new friendships into his life.
His smile will brighten any day. His belly laughs will make even the grumpiest of people chuckle. Everyone should have opportunities to laugh this hard.
Tres and the Gang
Tres has a great group of best friends. They are always down for whatever activity he comes up with. A favorite is bowling but they also hang at the mall, […]
Thasya: Power of Presuming Competence
Fantastic example of inclusion. This is what happens in a supported classroom. Research consistently shows that ALL children benefit. This is what happens when society embraces the concept that a persons appearance or speech does not define their ability to learn. We should presume that All people are competent and capable.
Well, school has started. Saying goodbye to summer is so hard for me. I love throwing our hectic routines out the door for 3 wonderful months. Having hours of quiet mornings […]
Tres and I spoke at a recent school board meeting about Inclusion. The current district that we live in typically has separate classrooms for children with disabilities. Tres has had […]
Stepping Towards Greater Independence
Our neighbors threw a neighborhood Christmas party. We are still getting to know everyone so it was the perfect time to hang out with the whole block in one spot. […]
Facing the Giants
Anyone who reads my blog knows about the many transitions and adjustments we have had to make concerning Tres education. His elementary school years were wonderful. Middle school was great. […]
Seasons of Change
When we found out Tres had Cerebral Palsy we were so determined to raise him up just like a normal child. We did not want to treat him like he […]
He’s the Man
Tres participated in a Special Olympics track meet put on by the school district. He loves competing.We miss his track team the Free Spirits in Kansas sooo much. We have recently found a track team here for him to participate with. We can’t wait for track and field to start. We will have pics up as soon as it gets going. […]