Marianne Marts is the youngest of six children and the only girl. She is a special education teacher & advocate by trade and a sister by heart! Being Joey’s guardian isn’t always easy but most often it is a blessing. Many life lessons and much joy have come from being Joey’s guardian. For many years Marianne has envisioned a series of books and resources to help communities and families understand the needs of people with disabilities.
YOU are My Hero! is the second volume in the Joey’s Ups with Downs Series talking about Joey’s life experiences having Down Syndrome. YOU are My Hero! was inspired by God, unemployment, bully awareness passion, my husband Karl and my oldest brother Joey Solinsky. This book brought freedom and healing and reminded me of all that Joey has influenced in my life and of those around him and made me wh
Joey, an incredible 50 year old young man who has Down Sydrome talks about how to be a friend as well as the joys and challenges of friendship. Each page includes an interactive question to discuss the similarities and/or differences that we naturally have as friends. Also included are classroom & school application pages.