iPhone Speaker Accessory Tip – Jawbone

Team TLC (for those that don’t know … that’s Thomas, Lillian and me – Camilla) had lunch the other day with Kathy and Caitlin Fuetsch. I met these two lovely ladies last March 2011 during our Vino for Voices fundraiser. Caitlin, who is in her 20’s, suffered a stroke a couple of years ago and uses an iPhone with Proloquo2Go to speak with. During our lunch visit at the Fuetsch Casa, Caitlin typed in something to say to me and pressed speak. I was blown away because I could hear it clearly and ALL throughout the house! Kathy had bought Jawbone JAMBOX (amazon affiliate link) for use in the house and it is AMAZING!!! She can even hear it when she’s upstairs and Caitlin is downstairs. I told Lillian we need one of these and she said “Yes. I can use it to ask you where you are and you’ll hear me!!” This child is obsessed with knowing where I am at all times! Check it out!

Why Different iz Good?

In looking at the Different iz Good website and Different iz Good blog, I have noticed there is something missing.  There is really not a good explanation of what you’ll find on this site.  I think it’s explained pretty good and definitely too lengthy as to why this nonprofit organization was founded and what the goal and mission are for the Turning Views Foundation and the Different iz Good movement.  You will also find information about the Founder, Camilla Downs.

Beyond that, what will YOU receive in return for your time spent on this website?

Let’s start with what Different iz Good is NOT – what you will NOT find here.  Different iz Good is NOT about being easy. Being a parent of a child with genetic differences is absolutely not easy.  The blog articles and resources on this site are not meant to put forth that message.  Different iz Good is also not about attempting to induce feelings of sorrow from visitors and it is not about spotlighting difficulties.

The message we do want YOU and anyone else visiting this site to leave with is that Different iz Good . . . Different iz Beautiful . . . Different iz Happy . . . Differnet iz Love . . . Different iz Magical . . . Different iz Powerful . . . Different iz Educational . . . Different iz OKAY and Different ROCKS! We want you to leave this website happier and lighter than you were when you first got here!

Our articles are written by me, Camilla Downs (Mom to Lillian who has an 18p deletion) and other parents of children with genetic differences (chromosome deletions and/or additions).  In the near future, we will have affected individuals themselves contributing articles and siblings of affected individuals.  Since we have views coming from different paradigms you may indeed see inconsistent posts.  You can leave this site knowing you have a well rounded view!

What the term “Different” means on this website

  • Chromosome Deletions/Additions
  • Genetic Differences
  • Albanism
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Autism
  • MS
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Speech Impairments

(This is not an exhaustive list; but you get the general idea.  If you have something to add please do so in the Comments section and we will add it.)

Our goal is to share with the world our views of raising a child that is different, sharing views from those that are different and sharing views from those that are siblings to someone who is different.  We absolutely want you to leave this website feeling uplifted, inspired, grateful and by all means motivated to help us Spread the Word that Different iz Good!

If you would like to contribute an article, please email to article @ differentizgood . org.  Thank you and please let us know how we are doing in the Comments section.