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Awilley

California
My husband and I are raising 3 boys in the mid west. We received a prenatal diagosis of Down syndrome with our youngest son who is now 2. He is doing awesome thanks in part to the PT and OT he currenly recieves. We continue to work to get him additional therapies to further his development.... Full Bio
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2014 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Register for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk by September 14 and receive a FREE walk t-shirt with our team name, Ben's Brigade on the back!!! If you can't join us on Oct ... Read on »
NDSS Time Square Video by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Once again a photo of Ben has been chosen to be shown on the big Sony Screen in the heart of Times Square in New York City as part of the video that kicks off the National B ... Read on »
One Proud Little Acolyte by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Once again it took someone else to notice that Ben was ready to do something that  his peers were doing. Let me explain. We recently got a new interim minister at our ... Read on »
2014 NDSC Convention Summary by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This past weekend we were blessed to be able to drive to Indianapolis to attend the 2014 National Down Syndrome Congress annual convention.  While we were going to make it i ... Read on »
In honor of our trip to the Na ... by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In honor of our trip to the National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention, ABC Signing Kids and ABC Barefoot Kids are hosting a giveaway!  For those going to the con ... Read on »
Signing Time Sale Extended by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The Signing Time Best Sale of the Year has been extended to July 1, 2014.  It includes DVD's, books, CD's and flashcards, and also our entire Digital line of products. The s ... Read on »
Signing Time's Best Sale of the Year! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome   Don't miss out on the Best Signing Time Sale of the Year .  The discount is good off EVERYTHING that even includes digital.  But hurry, the sale will only last 2 days! ... Read on »
2014 NDSC Convention by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome   YIKES!  I seriously thought I had 3 weeks left until the NDSC 2014 Convention, but as of today there are less than 2 weeks left to go.  How did time g ... Read on »
The Ups and Downs of T-Ball by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Ben enjoyed playing t-ball with his class again this year.  He loved hitting the ball and running the bases and he tolerated standing in the field waiting for a ball to come ... Read on »
OOPS! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have boys and I live on a farm.  For those of you who live in the city, boys who live on farms where the yard is far away from the road and there are lots of outbuilding t ... Read on »
It's T-Ball Time! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Ben loves playing t-ball.  Just like a lot of the other kids he likes to hit the ball, field the ball and play in the dirt.  He has a good sense of how to run the bases and ... Read on »
Baseball by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We are sitting under a tent enjoying a Legion baseball game. We are under a tent for 2 reasons. 1. It is really hot out in the sun and 2.  Ben can see his iPad much better i ... Read on »
It's Baseball Season! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Actually it started a couple of weeks ago for Noah as his team as already played 4 games.  They are currently 2 -2  so far.  Of those 4 games I only got to see one.  But luc ... Read on »
New Babies on the Farm by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Meet our two newest members to our farm family.  This is Goat (mostly white) and Odie (mostly brown).  Obviously one of the boys worked harder at picking out a name than the ... Read on »
Happy Easter by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Hope everyone had a Happy and Relaxing Easter!  We enjoyed Church and lunch with Grandma and Grandpa W, then went home to enjoy some outside time on the beautiful 80 degree ... Read on »
Heimlich Maneuver by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome So the Heimlich Maneuver really does work.   Unfortunately I know from experience.  Tonight we had Ben's favorite meal.  Sketti and BALLS!  With heavy emphasis on the ba ... Read on »
Ben's Birthday, World Down Syndrome Day and Ben's Brigade Fundraiser. by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is Ben's 6th Birthday.  It has been a wonderful journey and we have been blessed to have Ben in our lives.  I will admit that it has not always been easy, (like today ... Read on »
Spread the Word to End the Word! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is Spread the Word to End the Word Day.  To help celebrate and spread the word I made a power point presentation and presented it to the 4, 5 and 6th grade classes at ... Read on »
Basketball, Basketball and Even More Basketball! by Awilley Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I've said it before, and I will say it again....My boys love basketball.  All 4 of them.  It seems like every night during the winter, if we are not at a game, we are watchi ... Read on »