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The Marathon Man: How Jim Chalmers Inspires Others Every Time he runs
StoryTeller, May 25, 2016, Kari Jo Faulhaber
This video captures the heart and soul of Jim Chalmers, an adult with Cri du Chat Syndrome. Jim breaks barriers, stereotypes and judgments of people with disabilities. A must see!!
One Mom’s Heartfelt Plea to Put an End to Changing Her Son on the Floor of Public Bathrooms
POPSUGAR, May 24, 2016, Alessia Santoro
With the world focused on the transgender bathroom debate, Shannon Campbell, mother of 16-year-old Brennan, who has Cri du Chat Syndrome, also has a feeling about public bathrooms. “Everyone deserves to use bathrooms safely. But the population that is left behind is the disabled”. She was bold enough to show what she meant. In a FaceBook post she displayed a photo of her son being changed on the floor of a public restroom.
Puyallup mom finds meaning in caring for her disabled son.
The News Tribune: Puyallup News, May 10, 2016, Heather DeRosas
The McDaniel family successfully lobbied Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to proclaim May 5 as Cri du Chat Syndrome Day.
Annual 5P- Society Conference
Each year the 5p- Society holds a conference for families and caregivers to come together to exchange information and bond over shared experiences. This conference is one of the main reasons for the existence of the Society, and a wonderful experience for conference attendees. It is a powerful experience to bring so many people from all walks of life together with the purpose of making their loved ones’ lives better.
The conference location is moved to a new location each year to provide a range of accessibility to families around North America. Our map below tells you where we have been and were we are going. We are currently looking to Charlotte for 2022 and Chicago for 2023.
If you are interested in being a conference host family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Meet Ups
Would you like to meet other families in your area? The 5p- Society will begin to host five (5) regional meet ups each year. Possible locations will be identified and families in those areas will be contacted. The 5p- Society will sponsor the Family Meet Ups by assisting with any costs involved (up to a limited amount). Are you interested in hosting? Send a message to email@example.com.
Looking for 5p- or Cri du Chat gear? You can order from two different locations:
5p- Society Square Up Store: https://squareup.com/store/5p-society
5p- Society CafePress Store: www.cafepress.com/5pshop
Past Conference Sites
- 1986 – Chicago, Illinois
- 1987 – Chicago, Illinois
- 1988 – Detroit, Michigan
- 1989 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- 1990 – Orlando, Florida
- 1991 – New Orleans, Louisiana
- 1992 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 1993 – Irvine, California
- 1994 – Overland Park, Kansas
- 1995 – Boston, Massachusetts
- 1996 – Houston, Texas
- 1997 – Cincinnati, Ohio
- 1998 – Seattle, Washington
- 1999 – Chicago, Illinois
- 2000 – Miami, Floria
- 2001 – Toronto, Ontario Canada
- 2002 – Salt Lake City, Utah
- 2003 – Memphis, Tennessee
- 2004 – Philadelphia, Pennyslvania
- 2005 – St. Louis, Missouri
- 2006 – San Jose, California
- 2007 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2008 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
- 2009 – Dallas, Texas
- 2010 – Orlando, Florida
- 2011 – Columbus, Ohio
- 2012 – Denver, Colorado
- 2013 – Long Island, New York
- 2014 – San Antonio, Texas
- 2015 – Indianapolis, Indiana
- 2016 – Costa Mesa, California
- 2017 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 2018 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2019 – Portland, Oregon
- 2020 – Virtual Conference
- 2021 – Virtual Conference
- 2022 – Charlotte, North Carolina
- 2023 – Chicago, Illinois
13 Jul 2023
5p- Society Conference – Chicago, Illinois July 2023Join us for the 38th annual 5p- Society conference and get a “Taste of Chicago.” Conference 2023 will be held…
- 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL 60143Location