Category: General


History of Saint Valentines

The Legend of St. Valentine The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we…

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Person Centered Planning

What is person centered planning? A person centered plan can help those involved with the focus person see the total person, recognize his or her desires and interests, and discover completely new ways of thinking about the future of the…

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The start of Inclusion

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in January) honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to…

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What is inclusion?

• All children can learn • All children can attend age appropriate educational classes in local schools • All children can receive appropriate education • All children receive a curriculum/extra curricular activities that meet needs • All children benefit from…

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Halloween Costume contest

Families for HoPE annual Halloween costume contest has begun! Get in your entries! 1st prize $150 2nd prize $100 3rd prize $50 https://www.gogophotocontest.com/familiesforhope

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Only 2 days left 

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What equipment do I really need at home? 

Description: Bring pictures/ dimensions (length and width of floor space it takes up) of equipment that you already have. Bring in your wish list of equipment (type/brand would be helpful but not necessary).    Bring basic dimensions of your living…

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April 16 – Racing for HoPE 2016

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Meet HoPEY!

Our green and speckled friend has been named

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People First!

While you are reading HoPE, you may notice I say things like, “The child with HPE” or “The adult with HPE.” This may sound kind of wordy and repetitive, but there is a reason for it! You won’t hear me…

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In the works…

Thanks for stopping by HoPE!  Don’t forget to scroll down the page, to read HoPE’s first entries! Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect to see on HoPE, in the near future… ~Child of HoPE: We will be regularly…

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Why HoPE?

You may be wondering to yourself, why does the HPE community use the term, HoPE?? If you look at the ‘What is HPE’  page, you will see the statistics and prognosis for HPE are somewhat grim. The HPE community has adopted the…

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What is HPE?

HPE is briefly discussed in our ‘About’ section, but if you are new to this term, you may find yourself wanting to know more! Well, look no further, because we have an explanation for you! Ho•lo•pros•en•ceph•a•ly \ho-lo-PROS-en-sef-a-le\ is a congenital…

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