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Posted on May 16, 2012 in Families, News

I am just in love with this new blog I found called Noah’s Dad. You will be too when you click over and see those blue eyes staring back at you-LOL!

I cannot get enough of these family blogs—especially those that are as well written, funny, and delightful as this one. My mentor, Lou Brown, always made us aware that teachers only saw kids for about 7 hours a day. He wanted us to learn about “the other 17 hours” in a child’s day, so he would give us assignments to interview families and seek ideas from them. I am amazed how much teachers today can learn about “the other 17” now that we have so many mom and dad bloggers out there. What a fantastic resource for learning about creative solutions and on-the-spot adaptations across environments. My favorite part of these blogs is getting a glimpse into the most inclusive institution that exists in the world—the family.


  1. From Audrey Haney on 17 May 2012

    I was telling someone today that I really wish I had seen how one of my students was at home. I would have been able to understand him much more than I did. Excellent suggestion.

  2. From Noahs Dad on 17 May 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing our site. One of the main goals of our site is to help the world have a window into the life of a child born with Down syndrome. It’s been great to connect with so many OT / PT, etc.

    Our Facebook page has almost 15 thousand members, a lot of them being parents raising children with Down syndrome. Feel free to connect with us there as well. —->