down syndrome

down syndrome

That's What She Said 2014 - 09 - Amy Armstrong

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Amy Armstrong is a community advocate and through volunteerism she works to increase awareness of disability issues. Amy was the driving force behind Larkin’s Place which became the foundation of the Stephens Family YMCA a fully inclusive recreational facility designed to support individuals and families dealing with life changing diagnosis or disabilities. A dedicated mother of four children it was with the birth of her daughter Larkin who was born with Down syndrome and further diagnosis of catastrophic Epilepsy that Amy found her passion for helping families and individuals navigate the complex world of disability. Amy is a skilled public speaker and can often be found at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, or Illinois State University sharing her trial by fire life experiences with future leaders and educators. Also, Amy is the accountant and a contributor for Chambanamoms.com a leading online resource for Champaign-Urbana families. www.Momologist.com twitter.com/momologist ------------------------------------------------------------------- www.SheSaidProject.com facebook.com/shesaidproject twitter.com/shesaidproject pinterest.com/shesaidproject