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Speak Up and Speak Out

Back in October I was asked to speak at a summit in Springfield Illinois. The summit was called Speak Up and Speak Out. It was a two-day conference filled with speakers, and panel discussions.…

C21 Minnesota Pop-up Restaurant

Recently I went to Minnesota for our C21 pop up restaurant. It has popped up in Washington DC, in New York City at the New York Stock Exchange, in Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, back…

Colorado Springs Blog

Awhile ago I spoke at a SHRM conference that Shirley Martinez attended, I believe the year before. She remembered me and emailed asking if I would come to Colorado and speak to a forum…

ESPN and CARING with Congress

Special Olympics and ESPN teamed up to share stories about 50 different game changers to tell their stories. I have been blessed to be one of them. I was followed around during the week…

Adult Summit 2019 in Motor City!

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) just completed our Adult Summit held from April 4-6 in Detroit, Michigan. The staff flew in the day before to prepare for registration such as stuffing bags, getting…

Unity House Blog

Kelly Buck, the Director of Marketing & Development of Unity House, Cayuga County asked me to present at their Annual Board & Award Dinner in Auburn, NY. The agency supports six counties in New…

SHRM in Vegas

I traveled with my co-worker Nicole Patton to Lancaster for a speaking engagement for the Society of Human Resource Management. That day I was told that I was going to be in a video…

My Awakening Experience

Watching a video back at home in San Rafael on our family computer, I watched a video about C-21. Hmm, I thought, perhaps this is my chance to represent my disability community. I participated…

NDSS Winter Staff Retreat

We held our two-day National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) staff retreat Nov. 27-28. The staff came in from across the county for the yearly retreat. Community Outreach and Engagement Manager Colleen Hatcher kicked us…

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