Orange Socks Stories

Changing Minds and Inspiring Life

Christie and Eric: Epilepsy, Autism, Mood Disorder, Developmental Disability.

Christie and Eric: Epilepsy, Autism, Mood Disorder, Developmental Disability.

As soon as the neurologist saw Elie, he knew she had a serious condition and soon after diagnosed Elie with infantile spasms, which is considered a medically catastrophic seizure disorder. “It was heartbreaking,” Eric said. “I remember thinking that I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know what to expect. It was a whole road that we couldn’t see in front of us.”

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April 2020 Newsletter

I really appreciate the many followers of Orange Socks. One of them sent me an article from the Mirror, a newspaper in England. The headline reads, “Coronavirus: People with Down’s [sic] syndrome could be left to die to ‘save’ medical supplies.” I thought, “how...

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Sock Talk- Employment and People With Disabilities

Sock Talk- Employment and People With Disabilities

Even though the country has a record low employment rate of 2-3 percent, people with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 65 percent. Why is this?  In this Podcast Gerald talks about with proper training, coaching, and job matching, people with disabilities...

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Jessica and Jonathan: Growth Hormone Deficiency

Jessica and Jonathan: Growth Hormone Deficiency

Jessica and Johnathan were shocked and relieved to receive a diagnosis for their son Trenton. Jessica struggled for years to find a doctor who would help her. Her journey in advocacy led her to start a nonprofit organization called Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children. A company dedicated to helping parents find resources and become advocates for their children with disabilities.

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March 2020 Newsletter

At times throughout the challenges of raising a child with a disability, it can feel as though we are alone. It's easy to think no one understands. However, although each family's path is unique, there are many who are sharing the same struggles and grief. Instead of...

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Sock Talk- NIPT

Sock Talk- NIPT

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

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The Trip Of A Lifetime: Buddy

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...

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February 2020 Newsletter

Orange Socks’ parent, RISE, Inc. supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home. One of these people is Buddy. Buddy has an adventurous spirit and during his growing up years frequently ran away from home, only to return later with...

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January 2020 Newsletter

Back in November, 2019, I had the pleasure of doing a live YouTube Q&A with the Herrin twins, Kendra and Maliyah, that you can watch by clicking on the link. And then in December they and I were interviewed for an article for The Deseret News, a...

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December 2019 Newsletter

I don’t spend a lot of time watching tv or browsing social media, but my family does text me links to things they think I would be interested in. Most of them are heartfelt advertisements or programs such as the Down with Disney photo series by Nicole...

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