Another Educational Option
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by Bob Doman I wish I could say how great it is to be back to normal, how happy we all are to be done with Covid-19; but we’re not. Fortunately, here in Utah things are back pretty close to normal, but that certainly isn’t true in a lot of the world. As you are evaluating life as it is … Read More

Down Syndrome – A Gift
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by Bob Doman In his relatively short life, nineteen-year-old David has impacted and had a very positive influence on the lives of his four siblings, as well as his nieces, nephews, and the hundreds of children he has worked and interacted with at the family’s childcare center. If not for David, none of his siblings would have had the NACD … Read More

David’s Story, A Family’s Journey
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Below is a message from Dawn Zachmann, a superstar mother of a young man with Down syndrome and autism. Dawn is one of our exceptional parents who has taken her role as parent and grandparent very seriously, to the great benefit of her family and others. Dawn, mother of 5, brought her then five-year-old son David to see me in … Read More

Sarah – Beating the Odds!
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How She Overcame Cerebral Palsy by Sara Erling M.ED. “Program has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. For many years, the focus was primarily on addressing my physical, visual, and processing abilities. Despite ongoing physical and visual challenges, by the time I got through high school and into college, I had a solid … Read More

Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education
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by Bob Doman Our interesting times continue on. Through the past year both nationally and internationally we have heard a lot of rhetoric regarding education. A year ago, there was a lot discussion regarding excessive screen time, but “education” for many of our children this past year meant being home and sitting in front of a computer screen all day. … Read More

How Patterns of Behavior Affect Your Developmentally Challenged Child
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by Bob Doman Most of us have no idea what creatures of habit and patterns we are, nor how stuck we can be in these behavior patterns. I have three dogs that keep reminding me of what a creature of habit I am. If I’m watching TV in the evening and pick up the TV remote, my dogs notice; and … Read More

World Down Syndrome Day 2021: A Vision of What Can Be and Should Be
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by Bob Doman Today is marked as a day to raise international awareness of Down syndrome and to help advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome. Having worked with many thousands of individuals with Down syndrome from all over the world for over fifty years, NACD needs to begin a discussion of rights, with the right to be … Read More

Independence and the Developmentally Challenged Child
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by Bob Doman What is the difference between a parent or a caregiver trying to push a child to take a developmental step and a child being driven to take that step? For all children it is very significant; but for the developmentally challenged child it can literally be the difference between success and failure. If you observe the changes … Read More

2021: A New and Better Year
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by Bob Doman You did it—you survived 2020, a year for the record books and one which will certainly live in infamy. Almost two million folks have passed on this year due to the pandemic, and very few individuals or families have survived unscathed. I have been thankful every day that we had Skype and the ability to carry on … Read More

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