Spotify Has Song Lyrics Now (And This is Where You Find Them!)
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Spotify Has Song Lyrics Now (And This is Where You Find Them!)

[vc_row color=”” message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”info” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-info-circle” icon_monosocial=”vc-mono vc-mono-fivehundredpx” icon_openiconic=”” icon_typicons=”” icon_entypo=”” icon_linecons=”” icon_pixelicons=””][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This a how-to post: how to find the Spotify song lyrics (available for ALL Spotify accounts, paid and free!), and how to enable the Spotify lyrics, as well as what the lyrics look like.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m deaf and I love music….

How to Enable Free Zoom Captions with Any Zoom Account

How to Enable Free Zoom Captions with Any Zoom Account

As of October 2022, this post is no longer valid. Captions on Zoom can only be enabled through paid accounts. ____________________________ This is a tutorial for how to set up free captions on Zoom – any account on Zoom, including your personal free account. Update: enabling this has been difficult/not possible for some people. with…

Resources to Explain Death and Grief to Person with Down Syndrome or Intellectual Disability
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Resources to Explain Death and Grief to Person with Down Syndrome or Intellectual Disability

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is a post with resources to explain grief and loss to anyone with an intellectual or developmental disability, but focuses on explaining grief to people with Down syndrome. It’s available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It’s also at the end of this post for people who benefit from…

The Best Disability Groups on Facebook For PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!

The Best Disability Groups on Facebook For PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!

This is about the best disability groups on Facebook FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. It’s available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It’s also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDFs. Cross-Disability Community on Facebook “Cross disability” means all disability. It means inclusive of all…

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MORE Fun & Highly Educational Stuff For Kids With Disabilities (and without!) to Do Inside

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This post is a list of things of fun stuff for kids to do and that help during quarantine. It leans hard on “fun educational” and it addresses kids with disabilities. This is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It’s also at the end of this post for people…

Know Your Disability Rights and Disability Resources: DREDF
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Know Your Disability Rights and Disability Resources: DREDF

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is a quick post to let you know about DREDF’s amazing resource and advocacy page. This is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It’s also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF’s, along with the MP3 of me reading this post…

How to Communicate With Masks On (Because Lipreaders Are Screwed)
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How to Communicate With Masks On (Because Lipreaders Are Screwed)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This post is about simple solutions to communicate like the deaf: that is, solutions to by-pass the need to lipread or hear, especially during this time of mask-wearing. This essay and resources are available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It’s also at the end of this post for people…

The Best Speech to Text Apps for Live Captions & Recording
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The Best Speech to Text Apps for Live Captions & Recording

This post is about the best speech to text apps. That is, apps to be used on your phone for live captions, to change speech to text, in order to communicate (with the side benefit of recording information, conversations and notes). It is meant to serve as a resource for deaf or Deaf people (hearing…

15 Fun Things To Do With Kids While Quarantined at Home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]These are ideas for fun things to do with kids while quarantined. Most of these ideas are related to being quarantined at home; a few are set outside, but still with quarantine in mind. There are affiliate links in this post – if you buy something, I will receive some small percentage…

How to Open an ABLE Account: Save Money and Keep Disability Benefits

How to Open an ABLE Account: Save Money and Keep Disability Benefits

This is a post about how to open an ABLE account. It is a neutral post, not committed to any one type of ABLE account. It is a source of information and is not sponsored in any way. What is An ABLE Account? “ABLE” is an acronym meaning “Achieving a Better Life Experience”. ABLE accounts…

How to Get a Free Movie Disability Companion Pass
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How to Get a Free Movie Disability Companion Pass

This is about how to get a free disability companion pass at a movie theatre. I love going to the movies, and I love taking my kids to the movies. I love everything about it: the experience of being excited to see something, the anticipation while waiting in line. I love the comforting feel of…

How to Get Your FREE Lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass (Military & 4th Grade Too)

How to Get Your FREE Lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass (Military & 4th Grade Too)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about how to get a FREE lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass. If you are serving with US Military or a 4th grader, you can also qualify for a free annual Parks Pass, and this post will show you how to do it![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]America has 61 protected areas known as National…

IEP 101: What Is An IEP and 5 Useful IEP Resources for Parents
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IEP 101: What Is An IEP and 5 Useful IEP Resources for Parents

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is a page full of IEP resources for parents. It contains links to IEP websites, IEP books, IEP “binders”, and IEP legal information that I have found helpful as I navigate IEPs.[/vc_message][vc_empty_space][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/MElDbzDFLZc” align=”center” title=”An Introduction to IEP 101″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  IEP: Individual Education Plan What Is An IEP? An IEP is the…

Hearing Fatigue is Real & This is What You Can Do About It
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Hearing Fatigue is Real & This is What You Can Do About It

This is about hearing fatigue – also known as listening fatigue. That is, the fatigue that comes from straining to hear when you’ve got hearing loss. This post includes tips for parents of deaf children and for deaf adults in how to resolve and prevent hearing fatigue. What is Hearing Fatigue (or Listening Fatigue)? I’m going…

How to Use Apple Clips for Live Captions
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How to Use Apple Clips for Live Captions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is a tutorial on how to add live captions to the free app,  Apple clips. I’m going to cover how to add set it to live transcribe what you are saying, and how you can edit the “craptions,” or what was recorded in error.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is the thing: I can rarely understand…

How to Tell if Your Child With Down Syndrome Needs Therapy
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How to Tell if Your Child With Down Syndrome Needs Therapy

This post is about how to tell if your child with Down syndrome needs therapy. It is written from my perspective as a mother of a child with Down syndrome. That I am deaf and come from a disability-advocate standpoint, I am sure also affect the perspective from which I write. How to Tell if…

The Very Best Down Syndrome Book Resources
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The Very Best Down Syndrome Book Resources

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is about best Down syndrome book resources – from memoirs to resource books. It’s intended for parents and professionals working with people with Down syndrome.  The ones that I most highly recommend I have put an * before. Remember: your local library should offer most of these books, and if they don’t, you…

Fixed Income, SSI/SSDI? Here’s How to Save and Make Money Through Ibotta

Fixed Income, SSI/SSDI? Here’s How to Save and Make Money Through Ibotta

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” style=”round” message_box_color=”alert-info” icon_type=”pixelicons” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-arrow”]This post has affiliate links. That means that if you sign up using my code, I’ll make a percentage. I want you to know though that there is no way I’d be writing this post unless I myself used this and I honestly thought it had benefit to others….

Down Syndrome Book Resources: 20 Indispensable Books for Parents & Community

Down Syndrome Book Resources: 20 Indispensable Books for Parents & Community

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a post about Down syndrome books – that is, books related to Down syndrome that serve as Down Syndrome book resources: for parents and the community. This is a list of books that are fantastic, either ones that I have read or have been recommended by other parents in the Down syndrome community. If you…

A Free iPad (for your child with a disability)
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A Free iPad (for your child with a disability)

We all know apps can be great with kids… but what if your budget doesn’t allow for the purchase of an ipad itself? Here are some no cost options for getting your child (especially, your child with a disability) an ipad. *** Local Resources: Never underestimate the power of local. We ourselves received Moxie’s ipad…

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No Cost Options for Getting Your Child (with a Disability) an iPad

We all know apps can be great with kids… but what if your budget doesn’t allow for the purchase of an ipad itself? Here are some no cost options for getting your child (especially, your child with a disability) an ipad. *** Local Resources: Never underestimate the power of local. We ourselves received Moxie’s ipad…