Author Archives: Joan

About Joan

I am first, and foremost, the mother of two amazing young men. One of them has Down syndrome, Autism, Celiac Disease, and uses few words. I focus my work on providing support, training, and creating tools that will create quality lives, quality health, and connected community for him and his peers. It's true. We can all have a quality life, with quality health, and connected communities in which we thrive. Let's go on this walk together! You can learn more about me and my work at www.DownSyndrmeNutrition.com

Re-emerging

Blogs are great things. It’s an avenue to share thoughts, teach, test ideas, and find kindred spirits. Many things on this blog have been personal. Just as many have been professional. It’s a mixed bag, really. In the last 18 … Continue reading

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Hoja de trabajo para Talleres Sábado, 18 de Octubre 2014

Today I am happy to be doing workshops for the 5 Congreso Sinddrome de Down in Monterrey.  Once again, I find myself lacking in Spanish tools for families here.  But, thanks to a past dietetic intern, Sara Negron, I was … Continue reading

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Monterrey Madness!

Hola from Monterrey! I am enjoying my time at the 5th Congreso Sindrome de Down in Monterrey Mexico. This is just a fast note to share a link to a handout for those who came to today’s sessions. I will … Continue reading

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When Food is the Culprit

Food Allergy. Food Intolerance. Food Sensitivity. No matter the label, it means everyone’s unhappy. Your child’s unhappy because his body is always “talking back.” You are unhappy because your child is struggling. He might be telling you through his behavior. … Continue reading

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November Non-Fiction Writing Challenge

Well. I’m not at all sure I’m up to the challenge, but I’m in. November is NaNoWriMo (National  Novel Writing Month). A writing coach who works with people who write nonfiction (like me) has launched WNFIN (Write NonFiction in November). … Continue reading

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Zip It Up!

As parents, we spend years working toward our children moving out and living independently. Many live in apartments or town homes with a room mate. Some live alone. Others live with a group of people similar to college students – sharing space … Continue reading

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Supplements – De Ja Vu?

Last year I wrote a blog post titled, “Does Learning Only Go in One Direction?” In it, I ask, “Do the concepts we learn only go in one direction–from the general public to those with disabilities? Or can we learn … Continue reading

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