to the prettiest Good Girl 🌸🌺🌷🌼 🍋🥞👅
Brenda Chouinard was presented with the Supervisor of the Quarter Award last week by Anne McManus, Latham Centers’ President and CEO. Brenda, the Adult Services Residential Manager at our Weir Road home, was selected for the honor for many reasons.
“Brenda is a wonderful person to work with, always pleasant and upbeat,” noted a colleague. “Her relationship with clients is exemplary, and staff members always talk about her willingness to listen.” Brenda goes above and beyond in everything she does, and she is known for her ability to promote teamwork, improve morale, and serve exceptionally well as a Latham community ambassador.
Director of Adult Services Gina Sheehan expressed her appreciation for Brenda’s outstanding work at Latham. “Brenda’s efforts as house manager are noticed when you walk into the home. It is inviting, the house staff are engaging, and the residents feel that they belong. She encourages their self-advocacy and allows them the opportunity to grow with innovative ways to meet ISP goals. Brenda consistently and quietly strives for excellence simply because she knows excellence is what the residents deserve.”
Congratulations, Brenda, our Latham Centers Supervisor of the Quarter!👏👏👏
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Atlet Difabel yang Berprestasi
Stephanie Handojo mematahkan stereotip masyarakat. Ia membuktikan bahwa seorang gadis dengan down syndrome seperti dirinya juga bisa mengharumkan nama Indonesia dengan prestasinya.
Berikut beberapa prestasi yang telah ditorehkan oleh Stefani di kancah internasional.
1. Peraih medali emas cabang olahraga renang di ajang Special Olympics World Summer Games tahun 2011
2. Peraih medali emas cabang renang di ajang Special Olympics Asia-Pacific 2013 di Australia
3. Peraih medali perak cabang renang di Amerika Serikat pada tahun 2014
4. Namanya tercatat di Museum Rekor Indonesia
5. Menjadi wakil Indonesia sebagai pembawa obor Olimpiade London 2012.
“Menjadi Down Syndrome sama seperti lahir dengan kondisi normal. Aku seperti kamu dan kamu seperti aku. Kita terlahir dengan cara yang berbeda. Itulah mengapa aku bisa menjelaskannya dengan caraku sendiri. Aku mempunyai kehidupan yang normal.”
– Chris Burke, First Primetime TV Star with Down Syndrome.
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I’m taking some medicine this week because I had one very red eye and a rash on my belly. Taking pills isn’t that hard though, they really just taste like peanut butter. 👅🥜
Last fall, I sounded an alarm to the local community to collect used instruments and toys for my school. These roundbells were my FAVORITE donation by far. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
They have been used in the classrooms for labeling colors, matching, sequencing, auditory discrimination, visual tracking, singalongs, and circle times. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
When I’m not coaching teachers, I use it for principles of Melodic Based Communication Therapy with a nonverbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This simple toy led to me hearing that little guy imitate a word approximation for the first time, so it will always hold a special place in my heart and on my shelf 🔔
Thanks to everyone who took part in our recent Instagram survey.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We asked which US supermarket would you most like to see a GoTo Shop cart. Take at look at the top 3 retailers and let's get campaigning! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get involved by taking our leaflet to your local supermarket and handing it to the store manager. You can download it from the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#AccessibleShopping #SpecialNeeds #EverySupermarket #GoToShop
(1 of 3) “I think you always know that person’s needs come first because they have greater needs. Me and my older brother became very independent because you’re just conscious that you don’t want to give your parents additional concerns. My parents divorced not long after my little brother was born. Sadly, it seems like that’s quite common for quite a lot of special needs families. I think it’s only now that I recognise the impact it had on me and how tough it was for mum with bringing up the three of us.
I remember when people used to say derogatory or unkind things about him, how it would really hurt inside and make me feel a kind of rage, but I also remember wanting to introduce my friends to him and include him. Before my friends came over, I would feel like I had to explain what he was like...that he has Down’s syndrome and that he just finds some things more difficult. But after a while I realised that people just needed to spend time with him. I think people were often quite scared of meeting him but within 5 minutes it would be fine.
I think once people get to meet someone with a disability then it takes away the fear and that person becomes an actual personality. That was partly my motivation for setting up Artbox.” #specialneedssiblings #inclusion #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #singlemom #specialneedsparenting #artbox #disabilityawareness #downsyndrome #notjustadiagnosis
W A N T E D
Jesus's primary indication that he was the long awaited Messiah was his ministry with the disabled & the broken, the outliers of society. The parable Jesus tells in Luke 14:15-24 gives us a critical understanding of God's view of disabilities in His kingdom.
In the telling of the parable Jesus gave a new perspective to societies forgotten ones. Jesus is flipping the narrative. Remember, these were the people society has shunned, considering them sinners & under judgement from God. Sitting around the table at their own private dinner, eating off his every word, Jesus surprises the Jews with the story. He tells them they have an entirely wrong idea about who belongs.
The people they wouldn't have been willing to dine with are the exact ones Jesus says need to be filling up the seats at the table. It would have been an eye opening statement for them. It was counter-culture. Jesus is explaining to them that disabilities are never seen as "less than" in God's eyes. Jesus is telling his followers those people belong too. They are just as valuable & worthy of a place with the King as anyone else.
The disabilities & brokenness that others experience means society might see them as less. But it should remind us all of our own brokenness & a waiting seat at God's table.
#specialneeds #disabilities #brokenness #somuchworth #shouttheirworth #beautifullybroken #biblestudy #bedeeplyrooted #wonderfullymade #differentnotless #specialneedsmom
Thank you Kayla! The Kippah is a huge hit. If that’s what it takes to get you out to LA and visit we might have to order more of them 😊😂💜. #Repost @babybandini
Remember that Braille kippah from a few weeks ago?? Well meet Gavi!! I know what you are all thinking.... why would his mother get him a LEGO @ikippah
if he can’t see? Let me tell you something, I hand-delivered this order myself and I watched as his mother explained with incredible description what was on his kippah so that he knew exactly what it was. He was so excited you would have thought he could see it. Watching him feel his name both in writing and Braille made my heart swell. @events_enchanted
thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful son.
#blind #visuallyimpaired #specialneeds #specialneedskids
Denise completing a batch of personalized thank you cards ✍🏼. These cards can be found inside every package that we produce and ship, thanking our customers for supporting us and helping to provide employment for over 35 adults with adaptive needs, Denise included! 💜
When they wake up fighting 😂🤦🏻♀️. I tell them to love each other and hug for 15 seconds. They’re back at it, but at least I got this cute picture. 😂 What do you do when your kids fight? Or even better, what did your Mom used to do or say when you fought with your siblings?
Have you checked out our shirts yet? Everyday is a good day to be kind! 💛💙🐨
Yesterday the Erasmus Huis hosted an event for students with special needs. The event was for the students of the Daya Pelita Kasih Center, their teachers, families and friends. In their daily activities the talents sing, perform, paint and make different kind of art work, all for a better future. There were almost 300 guests and 300 smiles in the house. Please meet Akbar with the best smile of the evening.
Part of their work is on exhibit at the Erasmus Huis until March 15th, 2019. Thank you @astarisanna
for this picture.
#jakarta #jakartaselatan #erasmushuis #smile #specialneeds
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of my doggos, and they are all absolutely beautiful and perfect in my eyes. But, Mo is the only true model. He’ll be still, pose, flirt with the camera (and me). He’s just the best lil model ever. 🖤💜🧡 #Tripawds #TripawdsofInstagram
Got some BIG news! In the last 8 years the George W. Bush Childhood Home Museum has put 10,000 books into the hands of kids through the Laura Bush Literacy Program. I have the great honor of being asked to come read the Kelly book and share his awesome legacy of love and acceptance on World Down Syndrome Day. I couldn’t be more excited as you can see in my video. Lol