Family, Uncategorized

Lessons I Learned from April

This past weekend my brother Derek came to Cincinnati for a visit. While here he found an old essay he wrote for a college class in 1998. With his permission I'm posting it for you to read.   What I find most special about this paper is the last paragraph. Derek writes,  "April is still young and… Continue reading Lessons I Learned from April

Family, Uncategorized

Happy Anniversary… to us! Or, “How my siblings with Down syndrome helped me choose my husband”

Ten years ago today my husband, Peter Bekins, and I were married in a little church in Gainesville, Florida. Pete is an amazing person and I am so thankful for his love and committment these 10+ years.  We were friends in college at the University of Florida. Pete would come over to hang out, gladly playing endless games… Continue reading Happy Anniversary… to us! Or, “How my siblings with Down syndrome helped me choose my husband”

Family, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Weighing your child’s therapy options: Private therapy services your child with Down syndrome

At the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Sacramento last summer Katie Frank, OTR/L, MHS and I spoke on understanding the role of speech, occupational, and physical therapy in the child's life. In anticipation of this session I wrote an article entitled, Your Child's Therapy: Weighing the Options, for the Down Syndrome News. It outlines questions… Continue reading Weighing your child’s therapy options: Private therapy services your child with Down syndrome

Family, Uncategorized

Closing a chapter in our lives: April’s graduation from Project Search

On Wednesday evening my sister graduated from Project Search. For those of you unfamiliar with this wonderful program here is a bit of information from their Cincinnati website: Project SEARCH serves people with disabilities through innovative workforce and career development. Through this process we educate employers about the potential of this underutilized workforce while meeting… Continue reading Closing a chapter in our lives: April’s graduation from Project Search