Category Archives: Grass Roots Advocacy

Thoughts on Common Core from Arne Duncan’s “White Suburban Mom”

I haven’t been blogging much… Too busy helping my children with special needs navigate the new world order of education thanks to the Common Core initiative adopted by NY state courtesy of John King et. al. But, Arne Duncan’s recent … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — "Back to School" Grass Roots Advocacy — Part III

My Offer-to-Speak Letter This is the 3rd post in a series about the Grass Roots Advocacy efforts I’ve undertaken on behalf of children with Down syndrome. I call my think-globally, act-locally advocacy efforts “Back to School” Grass Roots Advocacy. While … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — "Back to School" Grass Roots Advocacy for All People with Down Syndrome – Part II

Getting Your Foot In the Door and Growing ItOur Early Intervention Social Worker opened the door for us. Ellen — also known as Professor Paige — who doubles as an adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College scheduled me, the boys … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — "Back to School" Grass Roots Advocacy for All People with Down Syndrome – Part I

Who Are Those Masked Men and How Did They Get Here, you ask? (Bear with me… This is the touchy, feely introduction that precedes the hardcore “How To” section of this post-series on how you can think globally and act … Continue reading

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