Category Archives: Disability Services

Meet Joey!

We are saddened that Joey is now dealing with dementia. However, his sister Marianne reports:  “His health is fabulous and he is so happy!” Our prayers are with Joe and his family.

Visit them on Joey’s Ups with Downs.

Originally posted 10/22/14

Meet Joey

Joey Solinsky, the oldest of six children, has Down syndrome. He works in a local barbershop sweeping hair and enjoys a massage every other week. Joey lives in a group home. His interests include watching old TV shows, listening to his radio on his headphones and writing his calendars.

It is hard not to smile when Joey is around.

Joey Solinsky

 

 

 

April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Public Policy

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

Advocacy aimed at public policy initiatives have broad, long-term goals. “People with disabilities want to live, learn, work, pay taxes, and be productive and fully included in their communities.” Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Public Policy

April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Marriage

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

One of life’s milestones, something we all see as a normal life goal, is sometimes just out of reach for some of our adult children with Down syndrome. Marriage represents opportunities for advocacy in two different areas: the personal and the public. Continue reading April A to Z Blogging Challenge: Marriage

Zestful Data on Community Employment

Zestful Data on Community Employment

We hope you’ve enjoyed our series on employment for people who have Down syndrome! For our final post, we bring you some encouraging stories and zestful employment data that we hope will encourage those looking to support a loved one who’s looking for a job.

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Down Syndrome History in Film – Filicide

Today’s film is a difficult watch. It touches on an aspect of our past and present that we don’t talk about much – what happens when elderly parent caregivers get sick and there is no plan in place for their adult children.

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Behind The Scenes Tuesday – Performing Arts Studio West

Performing Arts Studio West
(Image credit -PASW website)

If you’ve been watching Born This Way on A&E you’ve no doubt seen where some of the cast members study their craft and pursue their dreams of becoming performers. Today we’re going to take a look at that unique service provider / dream maker – Performing Arts Studio West.  (PASW on Facebook) Continue reading Behind The Scenes Tuesday – Performing Arts Studio West