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Archive for November, 2010

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Local special education teacher comes full circle with student

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Great story in the Orange County Register about a local teacher who saw potential in a toddler with Down syndrome, and has had the opportunity to watch him grow into a young man who has accomplished much more than others believed he could. 


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Important Survey Notice from NDSS

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The NDSS National Policy Center urges members of the Down syndrome community to participate in a brief online survey that will help the policy center better fight for our rights and needs on Capitol Hill.  ndss-logo-for-blog1


The NDSS National Policy Center works to improve public policies that affect people with Down syndrome and their families. The purpose of this survey is to help the policy center reevaluate its legislative agenda.


Everyone who completes the survey is eligible to win a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!


This survey should take about 25 minutes or less to complete. Thank you in advance for your time, your voice and your participation.

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James Jensen dies; he taught community the value of a disabled person

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010



Although this isn’t a local story, it will touch home for a lot of us, as well as our hearts. 

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Glee star, Lauren Potter, shares special dance with Sean McElwee

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

To many of us, Lauren Potter is the star on the hit FOX TV show, Glee, but to Sean, Lauren is his special friend. 

Read the Orange County Register’s story about Sean and Lauren’s recent evening together at the Homecoming dance.

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Orange County Buddy Walk is in the news!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Great coverage and photos from our friend Erika Chavez from the bw-new-logo-2010-rszd-for-ccOrange County Register about the Buddy Walk and the common bond our families share.  Hope all who joined us this year had a wonderful time. 

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KABC Cool Kid – right here in Orange County

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Gianna Galindo volunteers with the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County and was recently recognized as a KABC Cool Kid.  Way to go, Gianna!

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Update on Angel Mesa’s Homecoming Nomination

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


Great video to update you on Angel Mesa’s Homecoming Queen Nomination. 

Way to go Angel!


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