This year in Fifth grade we couldn't be happier with Nash's progress, and especially his supports and success in inclusion. He has been chosen Student Council rep for his class, loves going to school, has a new "girlfriend" and yes, is even enjoying math.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
With the cuts in waiver funding and services nationwide, the Arc of Indiana knew something drastic had to be designed to reform the system. Some are receiving unnecessary funding, some being underserved, and there was no system in place to "swap" funding if needed without losing benefits. As a board member of the Arc of Indiana, I have been privy to the development and announcement of "The Blueprint for Change," which is a transformational plan designed to empower people to shape their own future, nurture and create natural systems of support, and strengthen the foundation of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Posted by Jan Steck Huffman at 11/09/2011 01:43:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Steve Huffman of Indianapolis has put together a special tribute video about the Indiana State Fair tragedy and how so many Hoosiers come to the rescue. The video includes music "Look up at the Sky," by the group Train, which will donate all concert proceeds tonight to the State Fair Victims Remembrance Fund. It's titled We Are Hoosiers.....
Posted by Jan Steck Huffman at 8/18/2011 06:38:00 AM
Sunday, June 19, 2011
From 2006 when Nash was only five years old. Now he's ten. But Bigdawg is still the best Dad ever...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Expectations. Goals. Life.
Posted by Jan Steck Huffman at 5/15/2011 10:42:00 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Only showing at certain film festivals now, hopefully I can find other showings and will update when I do. Inclusion, its our childrens' right. And it's what's right.
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth is a feature documentary about three children living with severe communication and physical disabilities, who struggle against society in an emotional battle to prove their worth.
What if you couldn't speak? Or use your hands? How would you prove that you’re smart? That you have an opinion? That you matter?
In Certain Proof: A Question of Worth, we follow the lives of Colin, Kay and Josh, who because of Cerebral Palsy, face those very challenges every day. Over the course of two and a half years, they work through the public school system as their mothers fight for their child’s right to be there. Colin age 10, finds “No Child Left Behind” has exceptions; Kay, 13, combats harsh stereotypes inside middle school; and Josh, 6, faces continual doubt that he can learn at all. For the mothers, convincing the public schools of their child’s potential seems to be an insurmountable obstacle. It’s a daily fight simply for the opportunity to learn. To find their voice, Colin, Kay and Josh must overcome the judgments of others more so than their own disability.
Trailer is here.....
Posted by Jan Steck Huffman at 4/27/2011 11:37:00 AM
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Welcome expectant parents!
Posted by Jan Steck Huffman at 12/02/2010 09:16:00 AM