What is Respite Care?

What is Respite Care?  The option for a Respite Caregiver is coming to Synapse Sitters! But wait, what even is a Respite Caregiver? You may have been asked to become a respite caregiver for a family or have heard about respite and never given it much thought.  ...

Steps to a Successful Halloween

Steps to a Successful Inclusive Halloween Halloween can be a challenging time when you have a child with special needs. It can be especially challenging for kids with sensory processing difficulties. There are so many different and new sensory triggers during this...

Family Spotlight-Lataisha

 Family Spotlight-Lataisha           Lataisha is a parent of a 10-year-old boy with Autism and has had great success finding a sitter on Synapse Sitters. Through Synapse Sitters, she was able to find a Respite Caregiver for her son. They have continued to work...

Happiness Bag, Inc.

Happiness Bag, Inc.   Happiness Bag reminds us all that inclusion is important for everyone’s success. They write that “fairness is not giving everyone the same thing, it is giving everyone what they need to succeed”.  Happiness Bag has a mission statement of...

John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks                                                                                                                            John Cronin is no stranger to facing challenges in life and he knows how to turn those challenges into opportunities....

Help Over Hurdles Part Two

Help Over Hurdles     Help Over Hurdles is an organization that helps the people who provide direct support to people with disabilities. Many people employed by direct care struggle to pay their bills and get back on their feet when a hurdle crosses their...

Help Over Hurdles

Help Over Hurdles Help Over Hurdles is an organization that helps the people who provide direct support to people with disabilities. Many people employed by direct care struggle to pay their bills and get back on their feet when a hurdle crosses their path, which then...

Guest Blog Post-Justin L.

Guest Post by Justin L.    Justin L. joins the blog today to share some of his experience and thoughts from raising a son with Down Syndrome. Read what he has to say below.           “As a parent of a child who has Down syndrome, I have learned much about...

Ricky’s Walking Warriors

 Ricky’s Walking Warriors                 Back in 2014, Ricky’s Walking Warriors started a tradition that would continue for years, inspire many, and raise incredible amounts of money for Down Syndrome Indiana at The Buddy Walk Indianapolis. Ricky, the...

Candidly Kind

Candidly Kind   Candidly Kind is a design company run by Grace Key, a young adult with Down Syndrome. The company is full of gorgeous designs, inspirational apparel, and a smiling CEO. The company donates many of their proceeds to various organizations such as...