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Check in’ in with my Awesome Tribe

14409669_1268983826469102_408465762688001157_oGood day, Awesome tribes people. The AiA team, at Nick’s direction, would like you to know that he recently disappeared for a small medical issue, but has returned in true style like the superhero he is!  There’s only one thing to do when you disappear ….

In keeping with the push of information, Nick found two pieces of information today while checking messages and getting back up to speed on work life.

worldcpday2016The first piece of new information is that yesterday was what an emerging group of activists call World CP Day .  We are learning more about this movement and if you click the blue words back there, you can learn also!

MASON COOK, KYLA KENEDY, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, MINNIE DRIVER, MICAH FOWLER, CEDRIC YARBROUGH

SPEECHLESS – ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray, stars Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. (ABC/Kevin Foley)

The second piece of new information coming in to the AiA office is more of a reminder that the new NBC show Speechless looks really hilarious!!

The show premiered Wednesday, September 21st.  Check out the trailer!! (yep, click those blue words).   Nick thinks she really rocks those booties.

The Importance of Outreach

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Colin and Oscar Roze practice on my speech device

I am beaming happy, elated, and completely in awe of the opportunities that I have been given in the last year. Who else has been so lucky as to be invited to speak at  schools, social organizations, and programs throughout the Midwest to do what they enjoy most?

It does not matter to me whether I sell 1 book, or 100 books in a month; what really matters to my heart and soul is that I have done what I am truly passionate about; teach. I know that I have brought at least a bit knowledge to those who have heard me present. I know that I can continue to raise awareness about individuals with special needs wherever I go.

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Friends at Red Tail Coffee book signing

It makes me feel so grateful that I have had a chance to speak at big venues such as TEDxFront Range and Lululemon; but also, that I have had so many individual interactions with children and adults alike within my community. I feel my confidence grow with each conversation I have that ends with a smiling person walking away from me.

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My new friend, Kyle, at TEDxFront Range

I have the power to change the world; and  I am doing it, one presentation, one person at a time!