A great deal of advocacy work has centered on K-12 education. Today advocates are looking at new ways to define education for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Not only did the Ethan Saylor Alliance create better training for law enforcement, it is also creating jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Here’s a bit about how it works.
We are excited to announce that The Road We’ve Shared and The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) are hosting the first annual Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival!
For today we literally went to the source and asked the director Edward Rhodes a few questions. Continue reading Ethan’s Law Saturday – Interview with Edward Rhodes
The first month of the year. New beginnings. Resolutions. Reminders….
January is a month like no other here on The Road. It’s brings a mix of emotions. Some are still celebrating the holidays; some struggle with feelings of loss and pain.
Today we celebrate the 50th birthday of a pioneer in Down syndrome advocacy. Chris Burke became famous with his role as “Corky” in Life Goes On – but he didn’t stop there. His music and his message have been a source of hope for so many – especially those in the generation that grew up with him.
share her spot for 321 eLearning with The Road and Marianne from Joey’s Ups with Downs. We all w
ork together throughout the year on webinars and the 321 eConference, and at the NDSC gathering we got to work side by side.
“as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that’s your legacy.”
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
Ethan’s legacy is one of positive change. He changed the people who knew him – and so many that he never met. Thanks to the brave efforts of his family, Ethan’s footprints have created a path for advocacy and social change. But, it’s hard for me to think of the shy little blonde -haired kid I used to know in those terms.
So today I toast what Ethan’s memory means to me:
*Here’s to Ethan and the little footprints he left us to follow.
May we always remember to show those we love how we feel,
Stand up for what is right,
And be grateful for the people who love and understand us no matter what.
Thank you Ethan. *