We had a great time at the conference last week. It was so good to see old friends and to meet new ones. Heard some amazing presentations. First time Down syndrome has been so present at SDS. Engaging discussions about stigma of being a parent of a child with a disability. Powerful thought regarding genocide and holocaust and euthanasia and how it impacts the lives of people with disabilities today. Met Emily Ladeu – an amazing new blogger (http://wordsiwheelby.com/) – who will partner with Teddy’s Ts on an amazing new project. Hugged Ibby Grace (https://www.facebook.com/ibbyg/notes) so many times I can’t count. Fell in love with Doris Zames Fleischer (http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-157.php) all over again. She says things in ways so few others can. Direct and to the point. And the amazing senior scholar award winner, Devva Kasnitz, my roomie and friend forever. I melt into her whenever I see her.
I can’t wait for next year when we all meet up again in Atlanta!