News & Events
A Recent Post from Judy's Blog
It's hot again. Dog days. Lots of jeremiads in my daily scripture readings, so I thought I'd write one of my own.
A lovely family visited on Wednesday. I greeted them, answered some questions, and then sent them off with Mark for a tour of the Ranch. Their daughter was politely disinterested until Mark and the other Ranchers showed up, and then she lit up like a Christmas tree!
After they returned they had more questions, largely concerning funding of the Ranch and how it works. Whenever I need to explain these things I think back to the early days of the Ranch, when I labored in utter mystification and ignorance of "The System."
The System encompasses for a start the agencies of: Social Security Administration, federal and state Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Mental Retardation Authorities of the state of Texas, state and local fire marshals and life and safety agencies, the Texas Dept. of Health and Sanitation, etc. Read the full article >>
Another Post from Judy's Blog
Yesterday I wrote about coming advancements in the possibility of medical intervention to overcome the disabling effects of Down syndrome in the brain. This was in the context of a promise to a family with a newborn with Downs.
Little did I realize...
In today's Wall Street Journal there is an article on page A3 entitled "New Attack on Alzheimer's." It reports the success researchers at Case Western Reserve have had in reversingnot preventingreversing advanced Alzheimer's in mice bred to develop the disease.
So? You may ask. Mice are not men and Alzheimer's is not Down syndrome. Read the full article >>
More News: Thanks for Spreading the Word!
Over the years, folks in the media have visited Down Home Ranch and shared wonderful stories, blog postings, news articles, and videos about us. The stories below will give you a flavor of where we've been and what we're doing now. Many thanks to these authors for sharing their stories and spreading the news about Down Home Ranch with others. If you'd like to catch up on the latest news and current projects at Down Home Ranch, check out the DHR Blog and our Facebook Page.
Down Home Ranch, 4/20/2012: Higgins unHinged blog author is a very special, very long-time friend of Jerry and Judy. He shares a bit of that personal history in this post, along with a description of the early days at Down Home Ranch.
My New Home Town, 3/21/2012: bean&noodle blog author lovingly describes her recent visit to Down Home Ranch, shares pictures and a video.
Advancing Down Syndrome Research, 3/21/2012: Texas' First Lady, Anita Perry, gives a nod to Down Home Ranch.
Down Home Ranch - 20 Years of Thanks, 4/18/2011, a video by Chris Hatcher
News 8 Austin, 12/21/10: Poinsettias Supply Down Home Ranchers with Holiday Spirit
Journey and Thoughts: Down Home Ranch, 2009: New Monasticism blog author spends a day with the Ranchers and founder, Jerry Horton.