Tag Archive | advocates

“It Starts With A Voice”

Amy & Ben Wright

Amy and Ben Wright will be performing at the Leadership Conference this year.  Their two youngest children, Beau, age 7, and Bitty, age 2, have Down Syndrome.  Since their arrival, Amy and Ben have made it their mission to advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and to help spread a message of inclusion and acceptance.

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Best Buddies Ambassadors

Every buddy needs a voice.

Growing up in Michigan suburbia, my mother was always the biggest advocate for my brother Ryan, a talented man with Down Syndrome.  This is a common story for many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: society treats them unfairly and their parents fight the seemingly neverending battle for equal opportunities for education, independent living, integrated employment, accessible transportation, and the list goes on. Think of the possibilities for change, though, when parents get a new ally, a more powerful ally, a louder ally.

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a typical son

two of us are tall and the other one of us is short and has Down syndrome

Chicken Corn Chowder for the Blogger's Soul

Thought bubbles of inspiration, attempted humor, and most likely a lot of pictures and music. (WARNING: You are the only one reading this.)

Best Buddies Young Leaders Council

Educate, Engage, Empower.

michael crawley

Every person is an equal member of the human family.

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