Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chloe's Magical Miracle League Year

Read about Chloe's Magical Miracle League Year on the NDSS "My Great Story" site.  Chloe planted many positive seeds in 2012:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Where Chloe's Birth led her Dad!

"Kurt is dedicated to supporting the families and children we serve by being a voice for all of the families of Early Intervention. Kurt speaks frequently to large groups of university students, professionals, and families about the importance of Early Intervention for children and families."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Chloe Masters Cutting Strawberries!

Because of the amazing Occupational Therapy Chloe receives she has mastered cutting strawberries: 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Facing Life Head On TV Series - "Field of Miracles"

"Sean Casey is a former Major League Baseball player who spent eight years as the first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. After retiring to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Sean and his wife founded an organization called Casey’s Clubhouse to help fundraising efforts to build a Miracle League Field for special needs kids in Pittsburgh. The field opened this past summer and has become a special addition to the city.  Chloe Kondrich is one of the Miracle League’s many enthusiastic players. Chloe was born with Down syndrome and her father Kurt is an advocate for the inclusion and early intervention of children with special needs. Kurt is so thankful Chloe now has the opportunity to play a sport she loves."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PA Early Intervention Newsletter - Fall 2012

"When my beautiful daughter Chloe was born in 2003, with a diagnosis of Down syndrome, I rapidly learned how important it is to collaborate and network with professionals and families to get the best possible Early Intervention foundation for a lifetime of success. That collaboration effort has led to Chloe being fully included in her neighborhood school and reading at grade level."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two local girls heading to Big Apple for Down Syndrome awareness event

"The 9-year-old from Upper St. Clair has Down Syndrome and vows nothing will stop her from achieving her goals. Chloe has had her picture taken with politicians, including Gov. Tom Corbett, to whom she read a book, Sarah Palin and numerous local legislators, plus Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik. But her biggest picture will be featured Sept. 22 in New York City's Times Square as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's video presentation to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month observed in October."

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Early Intervention/Early Childhood Education Foundation for Success

"When Chloe finished birth - age 3 Early Intervention she was extremely prepared and rooted to start preschool at her neighborhood program. Chloe was reading at age 3, and she finished preschool with a complete and solid foundation to begin Kindergarten in her neighborhood school. When Chloe started Kindergarten at age 5, the return on investment was immediate because of her school placement and lack of need for an approved private school. Chloe recently began 4th grade reading at a 4th grade level, and she truly has planted more positive seeds in 9 years than most people do in a lifetime."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

PRESS RELEASE - Chloe Kondrich to be featured in Times Square New York City!

NEW YORK, NY – Chloe Kondrich of Upper St Clair, PA will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 22, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) annual Times Square Video Presentation, which embodies the NDSS mission to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The photo of Chloe Kondrich, who has Down syndrome, was selected from over 1,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 200 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown on the News Corporation Sony Screen, located in the heart of Times Square. Chloe Kondrich is pictured in her Angel Baseball uniform batting at Casey’s Clubhouse Miracle League Field.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chloe and Sean Casey on the NDSS "My Great Story" site

Read about Chloe and baseball All-Star Sean Casey and the Miracle League Field on the National Down Syndrome Society "My Great Story" section:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seton Hill Celebrates Week of Young Child with Keynote Address by Kurt Kondrich

"Kondrich and Chloe have visited many legislators at district and Capitol offices, and Chloe has shown that the smallest voice can make the largest impact. Their advocacy led to the Pennsylvania Senate, Pennsylvania House and Allegheny County declaring March 21, 20120, as Pennsylvania and Allegheny County World Down Syndrome Day."

Monday, April 9, 2012

“So They Can All Learn” workshop

"Although only seven years old, Chloe is also an active advocate. She has met with and demonstrated her abilities to numerous lawmakers, celebrities and religious leaders and has appeared on television, in magazine articles and on the cover of a book."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Benefits of Early Intervention

When I was at the Divison for Early Childhood International Conference I made this candid video for the State of Virginia about the "Benefits of Early Intervention"

Friday, March 16, 2012

Chloe and Nolan on YEC Journal

Chloe and Nolan are featured on the cover of the March 2012 YEC (Young Exceptional Children) Journal:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012