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Down Syndrome Microbiome Research

The following information was shared with us by Julia Toronczak with Beyond the Waves and does not necessarily represent the views of ENABLE Special Needs Planning. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DOWN SYNDROME TO BE INCLUDED IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH? Just in the 1980’s, the average life expectancy for an individual who has Down Syndrome … Continue reading Down Syndrome Microbiome Research

Losing my best friend was one of the best things that ever happened to me…

Guest blog post by Meegan Winters | Co-Founder/CEO | Able Eyes Almost 4 years ago I lost my dear friend Jessica as a result of her lifelong battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic condition that results in weakening and deterioration of muscles in the body. Jessica spent her whole life in a … Continue reading Losing my best friend was one of the best things that ever happened to me…

Jacob’s Journey… How Far He Has Come

Guest blog post by Karen Franco | Author, Speaker, Special Needs Advocate | Karen Franco Books When you hear the word “special” it can mean many things, in the case of my son, Jacob, it means living in a world that is truly his own and helping him cope with the world around him. Jacob has a genetic … Continue reading Jacob’s Journey… How Far He Has Come

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The Biggest Planning Mistake Our Family Made…

Written by: Phillip C. Clark, Founder and President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning We had the best intentions... Our family had the best intentions. We strived to create a great future for my younger sister, Sarah, who has Down syndrome, no matter what future events would transpire. For weeks, we endured many hours of emotional conversations. … Continue reading The Biggest Planning Mistake Our Family Made…

Special Needs Planning: How Should We Measure Success?

Phillip C. Clark, Founder & President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning Written by: Phillip C. Clark, Founder & President, ENABLE Special Needs Planning In today’s culture, images and stories of success are at our fingertips 24/7 through social media. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. On the one hand, social media … Continue reading Special Needs Planning: How Should We Measure Success?