By Kate Woodberry
Mom, Amanda Bowman Gray, came out of the shower to the most delightful sound and managed to capture the precious moment on camera. Her 11-year-old daughter Lydia had been asked to watch little brother Bo, and the pair decided to have a sing-a-long!
Little Bo has Down Syndrome and Amanda credits his vocabulary to the music therapy he has received....
"My daughter Lydia was watching Bo while I was in the shower. Came out to this. If she didn't have a guitar I don’t know if she would know how to babysit him. This is her go to. It's proof that music therapy works. Bo is 25 months old and has a 12 word vocabulary. Every word he has learned has been through music and singing."
Now we just need the same facilities in every shopping centre and public venue!
Smartphone Technology to Be Used for Cerebral Palsy Screening in Rural Australia https://buff.ly/2D59Ngy
Inspiring ideas and a different way of thinking....
Elise Roy thinks that designers have the capacity and responsibility to address and resolve human problems on micro and macro scales and contribute to social well-being.
Event: "Safe & Secure Forum - Steps to Create a Secure Future Plan for Your Son or Daughter"
Future Living are holding this forum on Thursday 1st February 2018... at the Bendat Parent & Community Centre, Wembley.
This FREE forum, specifically for parents, carers and families of people with a developmental disability, is to provide guidance when creating a future plan for your son or daughter.
For more information and registration please visit our website: https://ddwa.org.au/future-living-event1/
Event: “Standing Up For Yourself”
Pearsall from Thursday 8 February (four sessions) and
Fremantle from Thursday 28 February (four sessions)
Would you like to ...build your independence and plan for your future?
This training course is on self advocacy (standing up for yourself) where you can build your skills, meet other young people and learn about your Rights and Responsibilities, Self Advocacy and Planning.
Join presenters Sophia Gabriel and Justin Storen at this free course for 16-25 year olds.
Registration is at www.ddwa.org.au/events
For more information contact Maxine Drake on 9420 7203 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently opened 2 brand new houses in Harrisdale. Located side-by-side, each house has 4 bedrooms, is airconditioned, has been furnished throughout with new furniture and all gardens are newly landscaped. The first new residents will be moving in shortly but there are still places available. Both houses are female only.