Maddie's mom and grandmother met many inspiring individuals in the disability community at the Third Annual Living with a Disability conference held in Hurst, Texas on February 21, 2015, hosted by Texas Parent 2 Parent. We enjoy visiting with people who share their experiences that can help so many people. It doesn't matter if you are a new parent of a child with a disability or whether you have been going through the motions for years. There is something to be learned by everyone.
Here are some highlights and things that make you go, “Hmmmm”:
As usual, the conference was awesome. It's an annual conference and I hope that you can attend with me next year. I'll be sure to send registration info in 2016 to the For Maddie's Sake email distribution list as soon as I get the information.
Donna Dixon, Co-founder of For Maddie's Sake, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
"My name is Maddie and I'm a small teenager who enjoys life and has fun wherever I am!"
"There's more to me than just my special needs and my diagnoses. People are very curious about me and I don't mind sharing.
I was born with a rare disorder Feingold Syndrome which consists of my most noticeable characteristic,
Microcephaly (small head). Mommy says mine is cute and petite...just like me!
"God gave it to me, so I thought I'd wear it."