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Welcome

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the D.A.M.E.S. blog. The goal of this blog to chronicle the beginnings of this company, to reveal why D.A.M.E.S. was created and to document my life as a mother of two differently abled children Michele and D.A.M.E.S. The Differently Abled Mothers...

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Voyage Phoenix Interview

Voyage Phoenix Interview

In October D.A.M.E.S. was featured on the Voyage Phoenix online magazine. This organization hopes to profile small businesses in the Phoenix area and they asked D.A.M.E.S. to be apart of it. You can find the article about D.A.M.E.S. here. If you know someone raising a...

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Autism Live Interview

Autism Live Interview

Today I had the honor of being interviewed by Shannon Penrod on Autism Live. If you don’t follow her YouTube channel you should. She is a wonderful resource for parents and practitioners who care for autistic children. She was wonderful and gave me a lot of time to...

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Wrangler News Write-up

Wrangler News Write-up

This week an article featuring D.A.M.E.S. (Differently Abled Mothers Empowerment Society) was published in the Wrangler Newpaper. This story not only shares the genesis of D.A.M.E.S. but also my personal struggle as I watched both of my children recieve the autism...

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Care for the Giver

Care for the Giver

In March 2019 I arrived at the AZ State Capital Building to celebrate Family Caregiver Day. Thinking that I was going to be surrounded by other mothers of special needs children I was shocked to discover that I was the only one in attendance. The rest of the attendees...

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KTAR Interview

KTAR Interview

The D.A.M.E.S. app is out!!!! KTAR was kind enough to do a story on the D.A.M.E.S. organization and the app. It was so wonderful to sit down with Taylor Kinnerup and two of my D.A.M.E.S. members. Many times during the interview I had to hold back my emotions when I...

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Autism Expo at Ability 360

Autism Expo at Ability 360

D.A.M.E.S. was at the Ability 360 conference and has a wonderful time connecting with the families in attendance. I also got to meet a few D.A.M.E.S. members I had never met with face to face! It was so wonderful to see all of the organizations who are here for this...

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Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Picnic

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Picnic

I love being a board member of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. This organization does so much for the autism community in Arizona. This event had it all: bubble machines, the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, tons of crafts, food and drink. All for free to those...

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Autism Journey

Autism Journey

In March a poem I wrote for my son was featured in the Autism Journey online magazine.  When my son was diagnosed with autism my friend turned me onto this short story called “Welcome to Holland”. My poem is a take on that short story and I am happy to announce that...

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Special Day for Special Kids

Special Day for Special Kids

This event was beyond my expectations. Thank you Scottsdale Rotary Club for putting on this amazing event. Unsure of what to expect I brought with me 50 play-dohs and around 100 flyers. The play-dohs lasted 10 seconds and I barely had enough written material at the...

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TGen Rare Childhood Disorder Picnic

TGen Rare Childhood Disorder Picnic

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is an amazing organization focused on bringing bench research to the bedside. Making sure that lab work has a clinical application.  TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is one way that they achieve this....

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