fromear2ear

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2012 in Retrospect- Who Knew?

on January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

It’s been a big year for everyone.  We have grieved losses, gained new blessings, and stayed strong for another year.  I am in awe of the accomplishments made by people in and out of the advocacy community.  The holidays have gotten so crazy that I never caught up on my posts, so you’ll get a few extras to catch up on some highlights I witnessed personally.  Here are some that made the headlines in the news:

Trending news, some not so good, found at this link:

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/12/31/the-top-10-special-needs-news-stories-of-2012/

 

A high school basketball team stands up for a teammate’s rights:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/08/michigan-high-schools-to-vote-on-challenge-to-age-limit-rule-by-student-with/

 

Student with Down Syndrome crowned Homecoming royalty:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4376276/inspirational-homecoming-king

 

Musicians with disabilities combine their talents to stun audiences:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/03/disabled-young-ecuadoreans-live-their-dreams-on-stage-in-musical/

 

Player with Downs scores big time:

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/09/28/player-syndrome-scores-td/

 

Homecoming queen reigns proudly:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1865637781001/homecoming-queen-inspires-classmates

 

A sister recounts the successful life of her brother:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/07/my-brothers-valuable-life/

 

…and so many others that I was unable to include.

To have a story included in a post or added to this one, comment below or email me at fromear2earblog@gmail.com.

Happy New Year, from ear 2 ear,

Amber

 

 

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