Next weekend is the annual CHOC “Walk in the Park” event presented by the Disneyland Resort. The Walk, which will be held the morning of Sunday, October 11, is the largest, most unique single pediatric walk event in the nation. Among the event’s estimated 15,000 walkers are participants from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan. This year’s event is all the more special as the CHOC Walk commemorates its 25th silver anniversary against the sparkling backdrop of the Disneyland Resort … [Read more...]
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“[Eunice Kennedy Shriver] will be remembered ... as an extraordinary woman who, as much as anyone, taught our nation - and our world - that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit. ” ~U.S. President Barack Obama History of the Special Olympics: I am always amazing how it can take one person to care about a situation and how many lives they can affect when the go after creating good! It all began in the 1950s and early 1960s, when … [Read more...]
Last year I came across a picture of the sweetest little girl I could imagine and had to find out more about her. Her mom, Tara McCallan, started the Happy Soul Project right after the birth of her daughter, Pip, who was born with Down Syndrome and some health issues. She wanted to show to the world, through Pip, that being different is cool and beautiful. I think her message and the work she is doing to bring awareness to Down Syndrome is truly inspirational. I can't even begin to … [Read more...]
What is Moms With Apps? Kids love apps. But parents know that not all apps are created equal. Nothing is worse than downloading an app only to find that it is not a quality story or game. With more than one million apps to choose from, it can be hard to find the right apps for their family – and even harder to know if the app their kid loves is one they can trust. Enter Moms With Apps, a first-of-its-kind destination that gives parents the power to choose the best apps for … [Read more...]
I’m on a mission to profoundly change the way the world views autism…one story at a time. ~ Jodi Murphy My adult son is on the autism spectrum and from the outside he looked just like any other little boy. But his brain is wired differently. He is autistic. The kids at school thought he was weird, so they teased and taunted him, and never invited him over to play. It’s his story, but sadly it’s a universal experience when you are autistic. And when 1 … [Read more...]