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Genia Stephen (she/her)
00:52
Hello from Ontario, Canada!
Genia Stephen (she/her)
04:48
Hey everyone! So stoked to be here with you today!
Genia Stephen (she/her)
05:07
Where is everyone logging in from? I’m in Ontario, Canada.
Sally
05:33
Missouri, USA
Michelle Irene
05:35
Hi I'm Michelle from Binghamton NY
Walter Suskind
05:40
Washington, DC
Chelsea Monroe-Calderon
05:43
Portland, OR!
Shawna Cooper
05:45
Rochester Minnesota USA
Genia Stephen (she/her)
05:48
Binghamton! I’ve stayed there.
Michelle Irene
06:02
Really? Haha that's amazing!
Crystal Smith
06:11
Connecticut, USA
Genia Stephen (she/her)
06:14
@Shawna, hope tensions are ok for you. Hard time for your community.
Stacy Harris
06:28
Long Island New York
Genia Stephen (she/her)
06:50
I’ve driven through Connecticut. Yale…
Tina Santos
06:54
Auburn, Washington
Ashley Ziemann
07:23
Port Orange, FL here!
Crystal Smith
07:23
my daughter's specialists are all at Yale
Genia Stephen (she/her)
07:24
@Tina, is that WA state? I’m currently working with a school district in WA.
Genia Stephen (she/her)
07:44
Never been to Port Orange.
Ashley Ziemann
08:15
It’s near Daytona Beach
Elisabeth Parker
20:16
Amber, the hospital stays with Ezra and being away from Judah have always wrecked me! It still breaks my heart when we have to be separated from one to care for the other.
Heather
21:55
Yes Genia I agree! I think a big part of ableism is because of that way we value independence over all else, so interdependence is somehow less than.
Tina Santos
27:56
Yes Washington state
Crystal Smith
36:47
totally agree, my daughter has been fully involved since she was 8, I've been very careful not to burden her, but I've always been very open and honest with her about her little sister and I encourage her to do the same.
murphy42012
01:02:42
Caregiving is hard—Amen (as a parent)! I am sure my son has felt like he is deprived of things. However his advocacy is amazing for his sister.
murphy42012
01:06:01
Yes yes yes Genia 👏
Shawna Cooper
01:08:59
definitely easier pre-covid
Candice Harris
01:10:34
I so love what Walter had to say. I want to remember that as we raise both of our girls. Thank you all for sharing!
Kassandra
01:11:20
In our home we talk about our daughters blessings and setbacks. My sons friends have always been kind and loving. she falls and gets hurt easily so they all know to be careful but also include her.
Tina Santos
01:15:50
Wow that is so good!
Tina Santos
01:20:29
@Genia what school district are you working with?
Genia Stephen (she/her)
01:20:40
East Valley
Leah Silverman
01:23:00
Thank you so so much this was exactly what I needed to hear, as a mom of 5 kids. Each of my twins has a twin with special needs. I learned so much. Thank you!!!
Best Buddies
01:23:22
THIS PANEL is everything. Thank you.
murphy42012
01:23:24
Thank you!!! ❤️
Andrea Graham
01:23:24
Yes!! Our 6.5 yr old has Down Syndrome and I am always jealous of her unconditional love!! I want to be like her!
Best Buddies
01:23:33
I needed this too. Heart full.
Andrea Graham
01:23:43
Yes!! Our 6.5 yr old has Down Syndrome and I am always jealous of her unconditional love!! I want to be like her!
Emily Ruiz
01:23:48
Agreed. This is so beautiful and impactful.
Shawna Cooper
01:24:12
my daughter is the best pandemic buddy!
Leah Silverman
01:24:59
I am CRYING. In a good way
Candice Harris
01:27:29
I wish we could hear more from the panelists!!! Thank you for your time and generously.
Emily Ruiz
01:31:17
Love you Leah!