Common Ground 4 Exceptionals

Common Ground 4 Exceptionals

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We have new songs and we want it to go worldwide,
Songs title.
(1)Stop human trafficking.
(2) youth are the hope/ feature of this world.
(3) love is all we need.
We are three that Sang the songs.
We are looking for sponsore to publishe the songs worldwide.
We are here in Liberia.
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Life is all about time . and is like a step that u can climb

Common Ground 4 Xceptionals is a resource center/support group for children, people & families who have/are living with people affected by genetic conditions affecting speech, cognition, movement and learning as a result of Down Syndrome, Autism/both.

A Not for Profit Organization founded by Alexander B. Cummings Jr. and his family to empower and uplift Africans in the sectors of Education, Health and Agriculture, beginning with Liberia, the home country.

Operating as usual

Delaney Schnell dives into 5th place in 10m platform 07/08/2021

Delaney Schnell dives into 5th place in 10m platform

Our kids are able.

Delaney Schnell dives into 5th place in 10m platform Ending up in 5th place in the 10m platform final, Delaney Schnell managed to snag the highest U.S. score in the event since 2004.

Amy Bockerstette Is the First Athlete With Down Syndrome to Compete at a National College Championship 19/07/2021

Amy Bockerstette Is the First Athlete With Down Syndrome to Compete at a National College Championship

Success for our kids!

Amy Bockerstette Is the First Athlete With Down Syndrome to Compete at a National College Championship At the NJCAA Women's Golf Championship, Amy Bockerstette became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate championship.

Clinic claims it has used stem cells to treat Down's syndrome 24/06/2021

Clinic claims it has used stem cells to treat Down's syndrome

Be critical, speak to experts and still be open.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23331113-900-clinic-claims-it-has-used-stem-cells-to-treat-downs-syndrome/

Clinic claims it has used stem cells to treat Down's syndrome A clinic in India says it has used stem cells to treat Down’s syndrome in up to 14 people, but the announcement has alarmed independent researchers

Photos from A different type of Art's post 21/06/2021

Capable of anything

I have one more chromosome than you. So what? | Karen Gaffney | TEDxPortland 19/06/2021

I have one more chromosome than you. So what? | Karen Gaffney | TEDxPortland

Well said!

I have one more chromosome than you. So what? | Karen Gaffney | TEDxPortland Karen Gaffney left the Rose City and the World in awe with a captivating talk that explored the history, current state and progress of Down Syndrome. Her ide...

Beloved Line of Duty star Tommy Jessop lands role in Steven Spielberg series 26/04/2021

Beloved Line of Duty star Tommy Jessop lands role in Steven Spielberg series

A beautiful mind is a terrible thing for our economies, the health and educational sectors to waste. Help us create authoritative knowledge about Down Syndrome to support our children.

They are more than capable. If Stephen Spielber and Tom Hanks see their value, it means you have to sit up. They are on to something.

Beloved Line of Duty star Tommy Jessop lands role in Steven Spielberg series EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Jessop, who has Down syndrome, has become a breakout star in this series of Line of Duty - and it seems his career is really taking off

Whanganui teen becomes first lead actor in a feature film to play woman with Down syndrome 24/04/2021

Whanganui teen becomes first lead actor in a feature film to play woman with Down syndrome

People with DS are capable!

Whanganui teen becomes first lead actor in a feature film to play woman with Down syndrome Libby Hunsdale, 19, will feature in the film Poppy.

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form 21/04/2021

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form

Time to get your tshirt in before COB today❤

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Our goal is to sell 200 shirts to help raise funds to support a child with Down Syndrome and to increase awareness.

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form 19/04/2021

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form

Only 2 more days to go...get your T-shirt order in now!

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Our goal is to sell 200 shirts to help raise funds to support a child with Down Syndrome and to increase awareness.

Down’s Syndrome Foundation appoints 1st director with Down’s Syndrome 16/04/2021

Down’s Syndrome Foundation appoints 1st director with Down’s Syndrome

The upside of having an Extra 21 Chromosome = Ability. Perioddt!!

Down’s Syndrome Foundation appoints 1st director with Down’s Syndrome Kristina Kelly has become the first person living with Down’s Syndrome to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation (JDSF

Photos from Serviced Land for Sale in Accra, Ghana's post 15/04/2021

We are promoting businesses of people that have been donating to Seyram's Hope and Prayer Gofundme Cause, and in the process, helping to promote awareness about exceptional kids such as those with Trisomy 21(Down's Syndrome) and Autism Spectrum Disorder, just to name a few. Here is one of those. If you are looking to purchase an apartment in Ghana, here is your chance!

Photos from Making Chromosomes Count - The DS Community News's post 22/03/2021

News from the Down Syndrome Community worldwide in observance of World Down Syndrome aS at March 21

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form 19/03/2021

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form

March 21 is World Down's Syndrome Day. You know someone whose child has an extra Chromosome 21 like Seyram, my son. Make it personal by ordering a t-shirt to create awareness and support his fund raising campaign.

Charity begins at home. And share the form please.

Thank you❤

Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Seyram's T-Shirt Drive Order Form Our goal is to sell 200 shirts to help raise funds to support a child with Down Syndrome and to increase awareness.

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah 12/03/2021

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah

We believe in possibilities. You may not think so but even you are a possibility. ❤

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah Seyram’s Hope and Prayer Hello, My name is Berenice Mulubah and I am a friend of Seyram’s M… Berenice Mulubah needs your support for Seyram's Hope and Prayer

Photos from Diff-Ability's post 04/03/2021

March is Down Syndrome Awareness Month in British Territories. Meet another exceptional 21 who is moving and shaking. Please share your special kids with the world❤❤❤. It inspires many who are in the shadows to come out.

Photos from Stephanie Mills's post 20/02/2021

I have been asking Black and African people who have children and family living with Down's Syndrome to post pictures of their beautiful babies because we need to debunk the myth that it is a white man's condition.

Well, Stephanie Mills, an all time favorite musician just posted about her Farad. Our kids are awesome!!!!❤❤❤❤ Boast them!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤🔥🔥🔥

How this husband and wife’s photography book inspires a new generation of Black kids 17/02/2021

How this husband and wife’s photography book inspires a new generation of Black kids

Please feature your exceptional kids. Their lives matter.

How this husband and wife’s photography book inspires a new generation of Black kids Kahran and Regis Bethencourt’s latest work features hundreds of photos and powerful essays about Black children and the potential they are prepared to unleash.

Don't Stop 17/02/2021

Don't Stop

Don't give up on your exceptional kids. Africans, please post pics of your child with DS. It is not a white genetic disorder. It is a human genetic disorder that can be managed and treated.

Don't Stop Kei'Arie "Cookie" Tatum, motivates you with her struggle and victory. while having Down Syndrome.

13/02/2021

Your compassioncan go a long way to helping Seyram's Hope and Prayer.

If you are in Ghana: Donate to Momo: 0558560086

In Liberia, inbox us for a bank deposit no.

Other donors, please click on link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/seyrams-hope-and-prayer/donations?qid=7f5f4cb088552da2af6ab5ed65c0c50f

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah 28/01/2021

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah

Another milestone for an exceptional child is always cherished❤.Birthday blessings!

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah Seyram’s Hope and Prayer Hello, My name is Berenice Mulubah and I am a friend of Seyram’s M… Berenice Mulubah needs your support for Seyram's Hope and Prayer

27/01/2021

10 Early Signs of AUTISM from 18 Months Old

Some Children with Down Syndrome also have autism. Here are some signs to watch out for.

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah 26/01/2021

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah

Dear Friends,

We are in stage two of our fundraiser for Seyram. If there was ever a time in your lives to give and receive blessings, it is now for those who need help.

If you have a child with Down Syndrome who needs help, let us know. It could be him or her next time that Common Ground for Exceptionals is fund raising.

Please spread the word. No amount is too small. Even sharing this message to someone who can help can is useful. Everyone is able.

Thank you and stay tuned!

Seyram's Hope and Prayer, organized by Berenice Mulubah Seyram’s Hope and Prayer Hello, My name is Berenice Mulubah and I am a friend of Seyram’s M… Berenice Mulubah needs your support for Seyram's Hope and Prayer

15/01/2021

"Good morning, everyone! I’d like to properly introduce myself.

I was born one summer day in late August of 1970 in Long Island, NY. I was six weeks early, and my mom had some complications from childbirth that might have taken her life, but luckily and happily she and I survived!
From the start, there were some red flags that in the 21st century would have instantly been picked up, but that was the way it was. I had developmental delays and mild hypotonia, which were noticed and treated.

Let’s fast-forward a bit...I was diagnosed at age 9 with mosaic Down syndrome and later tested as Gifted/Talented with IQ of 135, and at age 44 I was diagnosed with combined type ADHD.
Friends, I have done it all.

With a %¥@K-ton of difficulty, I graduated HS with my regular diploma with Accommodations and Modifications, held a PT job, and got my Drivers license.

It took 7 years to find a career plan and graduate college, but I did it; my Associate degree at a Techie school, then my BS at a university.

I got married, had two daughters who don’t have DS. I have moved 9 times. I’ve been through a divorce. I have a FT job, pay my bills and taxes. I can travel totally independently. My parents and grandparents taught me how to cook, shop, do housekeeping and take care of my health.

My dad taught me to change a tire and check/replace my car fluids and wiper blades. I do literally EVERYTHING.

My friends, don’t ever give up teaching your children how to do this thing called LIFE.
There are many things I never learned how to do until my divorce, like paying my own taxes. Teach your kids how it works. Teach them how to do it all.

And while you’re at it, #presumecompetence.

- Jennifer Katz 1/14/2021
#downsyndromeawareness
#ThisIsMe
#MakeItGoViral
#TodayNews
#CBSNews
#nytimes

06/01/2021

Hello Everyone.

As promised last week, Common Ground 4 Exceptionals is proud to announce that it has an in-house psychologist who will be available to provide couseling and guidance support to our Exceptional Kids and parents regardless of age. Her service is pro bono at US20 per consultation. (Cedi equivalent for those in Ghana) She has a 36 year old daughter Rhonda Meisha Henry who has Down Syndrome so she knows all about our children's journies clinically and experientially.

Ms. June Ann Henry is a psychologist and psychotherapist. She is graduate of American University Of Peace Studies . She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and holds Diplomas in Psychology and Psychotherapy . In addition, she holds Certificates in Psychology, Mental Health ,Conflict Resolution, Su***de Prevention and Self-Awareness Research.
She is also a TVET...Technical Vocational Education and Training Graduate and has received Theological training from
HIMTC Hauraruni International Missionary Training Center.

Please WhatsApp +233558560086 to schedule a 30 minute appointment on WhatsApp.

2021: Our year of action and impact. We will not leave our Exceptional Kids behind.

03/01/2021

Happy New Year to you all. May all your Exceptional Kids break new grounds in their development this year!

This year is all about sharing knowledge, supporting and helping each other to make our kids live independently.

We are happy to announce that we will be offering online counselling to families with children who have Down Syndrome and Developmental Delays.

We have two parents of children with Down Syndrome who are also counsellors ( psychologist) and certified social worker on call to guide you.

Their fees are pro bono just to cover our online data presence only because we know you need access and the necessary information and you have no government social service support. On average it cost over US $150 per session with insurance. So this is a mere token to get you the needed service.

Special phone numbers and a schedule will be up next week. Profile of the volunteers will be up too.

It's only US $20 ( LD$ or Cedi equivalent) per counselling session.

Some parents may not be internet savvy. We will rely on them to rely on their family and friends and church members to teach them. All it takes is knowledge of how to make a voice call on messenger or WhatsApp and how to make money transfer payment.

If you are reading this post, pls spread the word. Exceptional Kids should not be left behind.

Once again, Happy New Year!

washingtonpost.com 31/12/2020

Michael Cusack, who helped spark the Special Olympics, dies at 64

All it takes is keeping the dream alive. Thank you! #HappyNewYear everyone!

washingtonpost.com He competed in the first Special Olympics, held in Chicago in 1968, and was credited as the “impetus” for the games.

aleteia.org 28/12/2020

9 People with Down syndrome who are changing the world

I encourage you to share pics of your African children with Down Syndrome. It is not only Caucasians and Asians that have extra Chromosomes. Your kid could be one of these 9 change Agents!

https://aleteia.org/2018/09/25/9-people-with-down-syndrome-who-are-changing-the-world/

aleteia.org For too long, society has viewed people with Down syndrome as being incapable of living successful lives. Thankfully this attitude is beginning to change due to the grit and determination of some remarkably talented individuals who have proved that their different abilities are something we should a...

28/12/2020

The extra chromosome only means extra tenacity. Your children living with Down Syndrome can be more than capable!

I love these Christmas Day pictures sent to me by Kathy Pratt of Vestavia Hills!

If there is a couple that has been a model of positivity through a tough 2020, it’s Jake Pratt and his girlfriend Grace Davis.

Jake graduated from Life College at Clemson and hit the ground running.
He worked for UPS while also working at a local golf course.
Two jobs in a single day?
No problem.

Grace is attending the Eagles program at Auburn where she is working hard.

Jake and Grace continue to be shining lights, showing the world what people with
Down syndrome can accomplish.

Thanks to these two young adults who continue to show the world not negativity, but positivity.
Not cruelty, but kindness.
Not hate, but love.

There were some great things that came out of 2020.

Jake and Grace are two of them.

And for that I am thankful.

usafe.af.mil 20/12/2020

Opportunities for inclusion, new perspectives

Aim Normal for your Exceptional Child who merely has an extra Factor in Chromosome 21. This is so inspiring!

https://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2451270/opportunities-for-inclusion-new-perspectives/

usafe.af.mil You may not know where or when the next opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life will present itself, but when it does, be ready.

15/12/2020

Please read this, it'll make you smile!

In 1979, I was managing a Wendy's in Port Richey Florida. Unlike today, staffing was never a real problem, but I was searching for a someone to work 3 hours a day only at lunch.
I went thru all my applications and most were all looking for full time or at least 20 hours per week. I found one however, buried at the bottom of a four inch stack that was only looking for lunch part time. His name was Nicky. Hadn't met him but thought I would give him a call and see if he could stop by for an interview. When I called, he wasn't in but his mom said she would make sure he would be there.

At the appointed time, Nicky walked in. One of those moments when my heart went in my throat. Nicky suffered from Downs Syndrome. His physical appearance was a giveaway and his speech only reinforced the obvious.
I was young and very sheltered. Had never interacted on a professional level with a developmentally disabled peson. I had no clue what to do, so I went ahead and interviewed him.

He was a wonderful young man. Great outlook. Task focused. Excited to be alive. For only reasons God knew at that time, I hired him. 3 hours a day, 3 days a week to run a grill.
I let the staff know what to expect. Predicatably the crew made sure I got the message, " no one wants to work with a re**rd." To this day I find that word offensive. We had a crew meeting, cleared the air, and prepared for his arrival.

Nicky showed up for work right on time. He was so excited to be working. He stood at the time clock literally shaking with anticipation.
He clocked in and started his training. Couldn't multi task, but was a machine on the grill. Now for the fascinating part.....

Back in that day, there were no computer screens to work from. Every order was called out by the cashier. It required a great deal of concentraion on the part of all production staff to get the order right. While Nicky was training during his first shift, the sandwich maker next to him asked the grillman/trainer what was on the next sandwich. Nicky replied, "single, no pickle no onion." A few minutes later it happened again. It was then that we discovered Nicky had a hidden and valuable skill.

He memorized everything he heard! Photographic hearing! WHAT A SKILL SET. It took 3 days and every sandwich maker requested to work with Nicky. He immediately was accepted by the entire crew.
After his shift he would join the rest of his crew family, Drinking Coke like it was water! It was then that they discovered another Rainman-esque trait. Nicky was a walking/talking perpetual calendar! With a perpetual calendar as a reference, they would sit for hours asking him what day of the week was December 22, 1847. He never missed. This uncanny trait mesmorized the crew.

His mom would come in at 2 to pick him up. More times than not, the crew would be back there with him hamming it up. As I went to get him from the back, his mom said something I will never forget. "Let him stay there as long as he wants. He has never been accepted anywhere like he has been here." I excused myself and dried my eyes, humbled and broken hearted at the lesson I just learned.

Nicky had a profound impact on that store. His presence changed a lot of people. Today I beleive with every fiber of my body that Nicky's hiring was no accident. God's timing and will is perfect.

This Christmas, I hope we all understand what we are celebrating.

We are all like Nicky. We each have our shortcomings. We each have our strong points. But we are all of value. God made us that way and God doesn't make mistakes. Nicky certainly wasn't a mistake. He was a valuable gift that I am forever grateful for.

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