Candidly Kind

Candidly Kind   Candidly Kind is a design company run by Grace Keys, 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...

Buddy Walk Lafayette 2019

Down Syndrome Indiana  Buddy Walk Lafayette 2019 The Lafayette area spent their weekend celebrating Down Syndrome with Down Syndrome Indiana at the Buddy Walk Lafayette. The event was full of participants joining together to walk for Down Syndrome, enjoy ice cream...

Sitter Spotlight Kelly

We have such ah-mazing Synapse Sitters, we decided to start a Sitter Spotlight Series!         Meet Kelly. She’s got compassion, patience, education, and experience with helping others with special needs. Read on to learn more. She may just be the perfect sitter...

Down Syndrome Indiana

Down Syndrome Indiana Lisa Wells is an Executive Director for Down Syndrome Indiana and wrote about her involvement with DSI and what the organization has to offer. Read below to learn more!  Down Syndrome Indiana, also known as DSI, is a one-stop-shop for information...

Lost Valley Designs

Lost Valley Designs Just as Melanie started to lose her direction and inspiration in life, she had a big change in her world. Her daughter, Gretchen came into the world with a bright smile and loving heart, but something was different. A few weeks after her birth,...

Storyboards for Introducing a New Sitter

Introduce Your New Sitter with Our Storyboards   That night out is inching closer and you may be starting to worry about how your child will react to the new sitter.  Maybe this is your first time leaving your child with a sitter or maybe it is the hundredth, but it...

Lauras Greetings

Laura’s GreetingsDo you have an anniversary coming up? Getting ready to send a birthday card? Laura’s Greetings has a wide variety of cards to celebrate every occasion. These cards are created by artists with special needs. The proceeds go to the artists as well...

Doctor Dyslexia Dude

Doctor Dyslexia Dude He’s lived it, he’s learned from it, and now he has written a children’s book about it. Shawn Anthony Robinson has turned dyslexia into his superpower instead of letting it take hold of his life. Even when others failed to believe in him, he never...

Joseph Maley Foundation

The Joseph Maley Foundation The Joseph Maley Foundation is a great organization and resource in Indianapolis that individuals with special needs and their families can benefit from. The organization has a long list of things that they offer including sports, special...

People First Language

People First Language Spoken words are so powerful and can leave someone with a long-lasting impression. Both what you say and what is left unsaid can forever leave a mark on a person or their loved ones. Words can be tricky when you are around someone with a...