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WDSD 2020 in the Community

Seeing as we were all told to social distance for WDSD, we all had to celebrate from our homes. Thank goodness for social media and the ability to connect that way.  Thank you so much to those of you who rocked your socks and posted a pic tagging us and using the hashtag #chfwdsd I will share just a few pics here to show that community support means the world to us! We can't change the narrative and the negative stigma around Down syndrome or disability alone. WE NEED YOU! We need you to educate, share, support, and acknowledge the abilities of ALL people in our world. Thank you even bigger to those of you who shared facts, listened to...

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Capaz WDSD Meet & Greet

Had a blast at Capaz Cafe for their open house in honour of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). WDSD is actually on March 21st every year. We celebrate on the 21st day of the 3rd month to honour the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome that leads to Down syndrome. However, we thought we would get into the spirit early this year.  *above photo curtesy of Snapd Capaz Cafe is a new business that just recently opened at the end of 2019. It is run by the loveliest of them all, Lucy. Her vision for this cafe is to empower people with disabilities by highlighting their capabilities, and showing our community that all people have value, and the desire to work....

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February “Off To College” Playgroup

A quiet, cozy, wintery night for our February Playgroup!  It was one of our smaller groups last night but still full of life and laughter. I literally LIVE for this night. We all get to relax, catch up, talk Down syndrome, and PLAY! It's music to my ears when the kids give their parents a hard time about leaving. YAY!!! We must be doing something right!  Love this twining look guys!!!  Hazel was giggling so much playing with Matthew. SWOON! These two were making me melt into a puddle... I love getting this opportunity to visit and see what families are up to. I don't take for granted that everyone is VERY busy, yet still chooses to spend time with...

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Supporting Families

Part of why we started CHF was to be able to support families who may sometimes feel isolated, or who may experience financial hardship due to medical issues that can not be handled locally in Windsor. Some families find themselves on endless drives on the highway going back and forth from Windsor to London, and sometimes Windsor to Toronto. These times can feel desperate, lonely, and scary. These times force people into living a life with no consistency, no routine. It can even force them to take time off work and keep them away from their other family members.   We know, we've been there. When I was pregnant with Hazel, we left the house at 4am with some complications. We...

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