A Chat with Down Syndrome Awareness Author Jordan Burk

For this month’s Profiles of Care, I’d like to introduce you to Dallas-based author and illustrator, Jordan Burk. I was first introduced to Jordan when he visited Catherine’s school. She absolutely loves his children’s book series. Jordan is making such an impact on both children and adults with his stories of inclusion and awareness for […]

Profiles of C.A.R.E.

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Master Shoe Tying – A Technique to Get You Going Faster

Shoe tying is one of those rites of passage that we’ve all brokered through in our early years and is one of those skills that all kids (and parents) still have to deal with at some time or another. For some kids, this ability doesn’t come easily. Individuals with low hypotonia (low muscle tone) find […]

Resources and Guides

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Two Amazing Moms Brought Together By Down Syndrome

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we’re featuring two amazing moms who were brought together by the diagnosis and forged a bond that grows stronger every day. I’ve always loved the quote, “Friends are the family you choose for yourself.” Angela O’Brien and Paige Strawn are the personification of this and I’m excited to […]

Finding Your Way

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A Harvest of Contentment – Catherine’s Gift of Being Present in the Moment

It is the fall of the year and we’ve left the lazy days of the summer behind us. We are in a season of harvest; our lives are more predictable where we balance school, work, activities, family dinner, homework, and so much more. We tend to move through our daily routine and sometimes we may […]

Navigating Daily Life

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Supporting Special Needs Siblings

Raising a child with special needs is challenging and time-consuming. And if there are siblings involved, making sure they feel supported and seen can be tough. My good friend, Gwen Burno has three children, one with special needs, so she understands the juggling act parents perform to keep everything running smoothly.  Gwen spoke with Beyond […]

Navigating Daily Life

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Catherine Takes on The Big Apple!

Each summer we take a break from our daily routine and spend time exploring a fun destination. This year we embarked on New York City. It was Catherine’s first visit in the Big Apple. Our late night arrival set the perfect stage for her to absorb the sounds of this mystery town. I just saw […]

Navigating Daily Life

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Take Time to Read the Day Away

August 9th celebrated National Book Lovers Day and promotes a day of reading for those who love to read. Readers were encouraged to find their favorite reading place, a good book and to read the day away. Reading is something I enjoyed since I learned how to read as a very little girl. The family dinner […]

Navigating Daily Life

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Back-To-School: Re-establishing Routines

Summer can be hard for parents, especially for parents with children who have special needs. Finding activities that keep them busy while also being fun and productive can be challenging.  And without a daily routine, kids get used to an unstructured schedule or no schedule at all, which can make it difficult to get them […]

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How to Find the Perfect Pair of Kicks to Start the School Year

A fresh start to a school year is not complete without a brand new pair of shoes. Children need the best support as they are on their feet a large part of the day. Their shoes have to take them from the classroom to playground and so much more. This is especially true when a […]

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Health and Medical Benefits from the NASA Space Program

On July 20, 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong led a team of astronauts and carried the hopes of a nation on this tremendous expedition. I was very young when this important event occurred, but I grew up knowing Commander Armstrong’s name and how this […]

In the News

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