Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sports Skills Summer session

Coach Michael, Joe, Coach Paul
The MSU sports skill summer session began today. Joe is paired up with 2 coaches Michael and Paul to help him work on general skills including basketball, baseball and bowling.


Joe and Leah

Friday, May 27, 2011

Make Way for Ducklings

We are getting excited about our 4th of July trip to Boston! We will visit Plimoth Plantation, Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere's House and, or course, ride the swan boats at the public gardens.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Not Acceptable

"Not Acceptable" is a powerful and compelling 30 second television PSA which gives voice to a variety of diverse communities each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs. It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from "Glee" stating that it is not acceptable to use the word 'retard' and she and "Glee" co-star Jane Lynch make a call to action to stop using the word and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to make their pledge online at http://r-word.org.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Let me be brave

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Joe's class participated in mid-Michigan Special Olympics yesterday. Joe won ribbons in the long jump and the 50 meter dash. He is the kid with the blue Beatles shirt and the black cap.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Joe's teacher, Mrs. Olance, brought the class to C.H.U.M. for a riding session. Joe has been riding since he was 13 months (7 years!) and is scheduled to continue over the summer (as usual). Click here to see a slide show of Joe's class riding the horses.