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…
“I’m sorry…” I can vividly recall the exact moment I first heard those two little words in a brand new context. They caught me completely off guard and left me confused. Those two little words momentarily stalled my train of thought and prevented me from uttering a coherent response. From conversations I’ve had with many … Continue reading Sorry, I’m not sorry!
Last week, I shared the experience that my sister, Sarah, and I had speaking to a third grade classroom about Down syndrome, disabilities, and how the differences that we all have make life interesting. If you missed the blog post, you can check it out here. We were asked to speak to this particular third … Continue reading How My Sister is Stamping out Stereotypes, One Student at a Time
Yesterday, my sister, Sarah and I had the opportunity to speak to a group of third grade students at St. Thomas Aquinas grade school. We were asked to share our thoughts and experiences on the differences we all have. We also educated the 8 and 9 years old students on what Down syndrome is and … Continue reading What Makes Us Unique?
I recently read an article written by a parent remembering the day when her daughter began expressing frustrations with having Down syndrome. As most of you know, my younger sister, Sarah, is 27 years old and has Down syndrome. I can remember a time, just like the girl in the article, when we got home … Continue reading “Mom, when is this Down syndrome going to be over?”