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With Featured Guest: Shandra Lumsden-Umazar, Proud parent of a college graduate with Down Syndrome
"It's hard to get motivated when you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. That was how I felt when my daughter was born 30+ years ago. . Yes, I focused on things that she could do, but I also mixed them up with all the things that she couldn't do at that moment and all the things she wouldn't be able to do in the future such as having friends, dating and going to the prom, graduating and going to college."
Join us as Shandra shares parts of her journey, and principles of successfully parenting a child with "differ-abilities" in the areas of social skills, family integration, and education.
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In this episode of Epilepsy.coms Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com/Professionals, interviews David Tolleson, Executive Director of the National Down Syndrome Congress, about Down syndrome and epilepsy.
Join us in our chat with Sarah Lotfi, the writer and director of the live action short film, Menschen. Menschen packs a lot of humanity into 30 minutes with the tag “Life Worthy of Life.” We, too, will try to pack a lot into 30 minutes as we hear more about Lotfi’s siblings, each with Down syndrome, her leading co-star Connor Long, and the many human stories and connections she’s experienced from the making of this impactful film.
You can see more about Menschen on their website and Facebook. And Connor Long on Facebook.
To cancel this morning show because I missed a few interesting key points and for a better title, in hopes of a listener's better understanding of Down Syndrome. During the show, jory will go on an internet excursion to see if anything backs up his theory on whether or not the genetic disorder has been brought on by common air pollution, over the past 25 years. So, has the increase of the common activity of driving cars over the past 25 years a contributing factor? Listen and then you decide.
She’s the proud mom of two sons; the youngest was diagnosed with Down syndrome after birth. She has also written, produced and directed the stage play “Then You Stand” and penned the award winning short film, “Never Alone” through the Studio 11 Films, 11Eleven11 Project. She has also launched “Have Ya Heard” in 2005 and hosting her own syndicated talk show, “The Yvonne Pierre Show”.
Yvonne is trying to bring awareness to Down Syndrome with her new play out.
Down syndrome is the most common genetic disorder which occurs in 1 out of every 691 babies born in the United States. Dial 347-850-8486 at 8p ET Wednesday, October 22nd as we explore the root cause of Down Syndrome and provide solutions for families affected by it and other learning challenges.
Root Cause Radio contributes to Down Syndrome Awareness Month with this solution filled podcast. Tonight's health panel includes:
Therapeutic scientist Dr. Charlie Abbott, OMD, LAc, LSym of Symptometry of North Carolina, LLC & Director of Administration at the AMERICAN SCHOOL OF SYMPTOMETRY
Special needs teacher & advocate Brandi Blaylock of North Carolina
Pharmacist and Symptometry health coach Dr. Chekesha Patrick of Georgia
Root Cause Radio - Sharing the Secrets of Optimal Health - www.RootCauseRadio.com
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!Everybody has their Ups & Downs but not everyone has the experience of the "Heart Work" of caring for, loving and being loved by a person with Down Syndrome. During this broadcast Ms. E will discuss: What you may/ may not know about Down Syndrome Do you know... ...what it is? ...why it's called "Down" ? ...at what levels persons with Down Syndrome are capable of functioning? ...what happens to DS persons in the foster care system???
Ms. E will also talk about her recent book: "Entertaining Angels Aware: I AM My Sister's Keeper" a memoir about growing up with her only sister whom she refers to as "The Angel"; and the insights she gained while and since writing the book.
Do you have a loved one in your life with Down Syndrome? Did you know October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month?
Join author, blogger, writer and Writestream founder Dariaanne for Writestream Tuesday on October 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern when she'll discuss Down Syndrome Awareness and a very special family member named Ralph. She'll talk about her article A Little Down Syndrome, along with some sobering statistics regarding Down Syndrome and abortion. During the live show, she welcomes callers to contact her at (347) 945-7246 to share their stories of family members and friends with Down Syndrome who have enriched their lives.
In the second half of the broadcast, stay tuned for some public service satire with the Right Wing Riot featuring the Luminaries of Liberty - Scary Smart, Ms. Always Right, and The Prince of Whitebread.
Julie Cevallos, from the National Down Syndrome Society, will be our guest on this show.
Julie will join Nicole and Terri to talk about ways in which students with Down Syndrome can be included in the classroom and school life.
For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
Attorney and bioethisist Mark Leach will be talking to us about his upcoming presentation at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention: "The New Era of Prenatal Testing: Answering Questions About the New Age of Genetics." If anyone knows the most current information on this topic it's Mark! Join us as we talk about his important work within the Down syndrome community and hear his thoughts about what we, as parents of adults who have Down syndrome, can do to help.
From an article by Maureen Wallace in AllParenting:
"Mark is dogged in his passion not only for his own daughter but for all people with Down syndrome," says Dr. Brian Skotko, co-director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
You can also find Mark on Twitter and LinkedIn
A representative from Ruby's Rainbow will be with us to talk about their program designed to "grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes." They'll be presenting at the National Down Syndrome Congress convention in Indianapolis and we'll get a "sneak peak" at what they have to offer! Find out more about Liz and Tim Plachta, their beautiful daughters, and why they created this wonderful opportunity for adults! Check out their website to see some of the past recipients!
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter!
Getting ready for the NDSC conference in Indianapolis? We're talking to some of the presenters and exhibitors who will be focused on adult issues. Our first scheduled guest is Marianne Marts from Joey's Ups with Downs. Marianne is co-guardian of Joey, her older brother who has Down syndrome. She'll be talking about her presentation scheduled for Saturday called "Calm to Crisis at the Flip of a Switch! How to Prepare for a Family Emergency Even if They "Don't" Want to Talk About It!" Marianne will also be in the exhibit hall with her book "Will You Be My Friend" that features his brother Joey.
Join us for a preview from this highly involved sibling who knows her way around the advocacy world and can help us understand the perspective of sibling guardianship.