Sock Talk- NIPT

In this episode Dr. Gerald Nebeker talks about the NIPT- Noninvasive prenatal testing, and how the results are often misinterpreted.  What is NIPT? NIPT stands for noninvasive prenatal testing. Doctors often use NIPT to screen for genetic abnormalities.  It...

The Trip Of A Lifetime: Buddy

Orange Socks is an initiative of RISE Inc. RISE supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Recently we had the opportunity is bring one of our clients, Buddy, on the trip of a lifetime. Buddy has an adventurous spirit and during his growing up...

First Annual Orange Socks Day reaches Tens of Thousands

November 13th was the first of many Orange Socks days to come. Soon thousands and possibly millions will wear Orange Socks a symbol of inclusion for people with disabilities, and these families won’t feel alone anymore.

Ways to Help Create an Orange Socks Movement

We need you to start this movement. To show individuals with special needs they are our equals. We do this by rallying around them until more people include them and lift them in ways that are helpful. Not with pity, but with love.

Janalen and Rocky: Prader-Willis Syndrome and Cystic Fibrosis

Rocky admits that at first he had worries and concerns about raising a child with special needs, but these concerns quickly dissolved. He tells us “The joy that comes when you sacrifice for other people and other things…It helps you to focus on the things that really matter in this life and to take joy in the simple things that we often take for granted.”

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Every four and a half minutes a child is born or diagnosed with a condition parents never dreamed would be their reality. If this is you, you’re in the right place. You’re not alone.

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Sock Talk- NIPT

In this episode Dr. Gerald Nebeker talks about the NIPT- Noninvasive prenatal testing, and how the results are often misinterpreted.  What is NIPT? NIPT stands for noninvasive prenatal testing. Doctors often use NIPT to screen for genetic abnormalities.  It...

The Trip Of A Lifetime: Buddy

Orange Socks is an initiative of RISE Inc. RISE supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Recently we had the opportunity is bring one of our clients, Buddy, on the trip of a lifetime. Buddy has an adventurous spirit and during his growing up...

Janalen and Rocky: Prader-Willis Syndrome and Cystic Fibrosis

Rocky admits that at first he had worries and concerns about raising a child with special needs, but these concerns quickly dissolved. He tells us “The joy that comes when you sacrifice for other people and other things…It helps you to focus on the things that really matter in this life and to take joy in the simple things that we often take for granted.”

Stacy and Terry: Cri Du Chat syndrome

Stacy said that her daughters have been a blessing from the beginning but that she had to adjust her thinking to a different path than what she had expected. Now they are just “Sydney and Logan. Stacy tells us, “They are actually easier to raise than my other two daughters who are non-delayed.” Despite the challenges they know it is worth it. “Everyone has problems, you just have to adjust…They are worth it. I wouldn’t give up anything. I love coming home…,” said Terry. He loves that his twin daughters still live at home and he gets about 20 hugs a day from them.

What will you do with your one wild and precious life?

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