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Jan Patient Expert

Noblesville, Indiana
Attorney, wife, and most importantly, a mom of a fantastic son, who happens to have Down syndrome.
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Math, it no longer makes him "sweat" by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This year in Fifth grade we couldn't be happier with Nash's progress, and especially his supports and success in inclusion.  He has been chosen Student Council rep for his c ... Read on »
Arc of Indiana's "Blueprint for Change" by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome With the cuts in waiver funding and services nationwide, the Arc of Indiana knew something drastic had to be designed to reform the system.  Some are receiving unnecessary f ... Read on »
We Are Hoosiers....a tribute and in memory of those lives lost.... by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Steve Huffman of Indianapolis has put together a special tribute video about the Indiana State Fair tragedy and how so many Hoosiers come to the rescue. The video includes m ... Read on »
Happy Father's Day! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome From 2006 when Nash was only five years old.  Now he's ten.  But Bigdawg is still the best Dad ever... Make an on-line slide show at www.OneTrueMedia.com Read on »
Expectations by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Expectations.  Goals.  Life.   We recently learned that a former teacher at Nash’s school, who is now an administrator at a local elementary, that our expetations for Na ... Read on »
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth - a feature documentary by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Only showing at certain film festivals now, hopefully I can find other showings and will update when I do.  Inclusion, its our childrens' right.   And it's what's right.  ... Read on »
Diagnosis to Delivery- A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down syndrome - free download by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Welcome expectant parents! Have you just had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome?  Well, Congratulations on your pregnancy! Go HERE to  obtain a free downloadable ... Read on »
Mom's Memorial by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome On Saturday, September 25,2010, mom peacefully passed to her Rainbow Bridge to be with Dad, her wonderful cousins Nancy and Bob Jenkins, her parents and of course, all her g ... Read on »
2010 Down Syndrome Indiana Buddy Walk®! Join our Dash with Nash! team by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Hi, its Nash! I am now 9 years old and in fourth grade. I enjoy playing basketball, riding horses, football, watching movies and playing with my friends and with Seger of co ... Read on »
2010 Indiana State Special Olympics Equestrian Event by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Nash wore Mom's hunt coat she wore when she showed hunter/jumpers in the 1980's. Two fourth place ribbons for his first year, age 9. Photo and video editing at www ... Read on »
On my 50th Birthday ... Thank you for giving me life Mom by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome As mom lies in bed, battling end stage cancer, she is some days able to converse, others not so much. Some days able to remember, others she lacks this ability. But she al ... Read on »
for Dad on your 80th birthday....miss you! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My Dad passed away about a week after Nash's first birthday on 2/20/02. Nash still talks about "Chuck Chuck" like he knew him... we show the scarce videos we have, and pic ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Indiana goes racin' in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 with Team Rahal Letterman #30 car! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Jeff Huffman President- Down Syndrome Indiana 317-508-6807 Down Syndrome Indiana gets Marketing Opportunity of a Lifetime [Indianapo ... Read on »
Indiana Postsecondary Education Coalition visit to NJ by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. Our Indiana Postsecondary Educat ... Read on »
Happy Mother's Day! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome What a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Went to dinner with Mom, sister Amy, brother in law John, my honey and my Nash. Then today tennis lessons with Nash and his buddy Ca ... Read on »
3/22/10 WRE March Madness! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Nash's Elementary School put on a wonderful "March Madness" basketball game, where Team 1 (K, 1st, 2nd, Special Needs teachers) played Team 2 (3rd, 4th, Specials and Title 1 ... Read on »
Happy World Down syndrome Day! by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is ... Read on »
Parker could use your prayers by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many of our bloggy friends are also friends with Parker . He needs some prayers, big prayers, more than ever, right now. Tammy just had major surgery, and as his primary c ... Read on »
Seger says GO COLTS! Come in and vote for him... by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome a local TV show and website, Pet Pals, is featuring pets dressed in Indianapolis Colts attire for the Superbowl and Seger is a finalist! This was in 2007 when the Colts w ... Read on »
Divorce Rates Lower Among Parents Of Children With Down Syndrome by Jan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The "Down syndrome Advantage" gotta love it. _________________________________________________________________ Divorce Rates Lower Among Parents Of Children With Down Sy ... Read on »