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My advocacy journey began May 13, 2011 when my son Blake was born with Down Syndrome. From that day until this I have been his advocate, biggest fan and an advocate for all individuals with Down Syndrome. 

I work closely with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and am an official ambassador as well as a gala committee member. They are the leading human right's organization for people with Down Syndrome. 

I believe we need to celebrate diversity and differences in our society. I believe in inclusive classrooms and communities for all people with disabilities.

I have consulted with many parents regarding their IEP's and issues related to IDEA and inclusive education.

I recently served as the Vice-Chair of the Community Advisory Committee Board for Special Education in my local community - CAC .

I believe that through sharing our stories and our children's ABILITES with the world we can reframe the current context of DISability and create a more diverse world of acceptance, respect and meaningful inclusion for all. Each one of us has a role to play, value and something to contribute to our communities. 

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