Woman’s disability gets schooled by her ability

Woman’s disability gets schooled by her ability

October 21, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


STORIES COMING THIS WEEK. NEW THIS MORNING, A LANCASTER COUNTY WOMAN WITH COUNTED FROM IS GOING BACK TO PRESCHOOL — IN LANCASTER COUNTY WOMAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME IS GOING BACK TO PRESCHOOL. NIKOLE: PARENTS ARE TOLD CHOOSE A GOOD PRESCHOOL. IT LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION, AND IN SOME CASES THEIR CAREER. THIS IS CAITLIN DEPAUL. SHE WENT TO THE S. JIM SMITH CENTER IN THE 1980’S. CAITLIN IS TRAINING TO BE A TEACHER WITH HER OLD ONE, SUE.>>WHAT I REMEMBER BEST IS SHE HAD A FAMILY THAT WAS REALLY SUPPORTIVE. HANNAH: A COMBINATION OF THINGS THAT CAITLIN HERE INCLUDING HER , MOTHER WHO DOESN’T LET HER DAUGHTER’S DOWN SYNDROME DEFINE HER.>>YOU NEED TO ALWAYS BE THE ADVOCATE AS A PARENT, AND I DON’T MEAN A PUSHY, IN YOUR ACE PARENT, I MEAN YOU HAVE TO SEE WHAT DOORS CAN BE OPENED. YOU HAVE TO OPEN THEM. YOU CAN’T JUST SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO COME TO YOU AND SAY, WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOUR CHILD WITH DOWN SYNDROME. YOU HAVE TO OPEN NO STORES. HANNAH: CAITLIN IS TAKING COURSES AT EPHRATA AREA REHAB SERVICES. HER MOM SAYS NEXT SHE HOPES TO GET A JOB AS A TEACHER’S ASSISTANT. YOUR MOM IS VERY PROUD OF YOU.>>YEAH, I KNOW SHE WOULD SAY THAT. UM, IT IS HARD FOR ME TO KNOW THAT. SO, I KNEW SHE WOULD SAY THAT BECAUSE SHE’S MY MOM. I LOVE HER.