Passages offering a “trip to Italy” during upcoming meeting

Kingsley is the author of over 20 children’s books, two “Sesame Street” home video releases (Elmo Learns to Share; Elmo Says Boo!), and two Disney interactive CD-ROMS.

In 1974 Kingsley’s son, Jason, was born with Down’s syndrome. It was the birth of Jason that inspired Kingsley to include children with various disabilities as part of the “Sesame Street” cast. Today Kingsley continues to be an advocate for individuals with disabilities. She served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress and chaired the Adoption Committee.  

Kingsley is the author of the widely published piece “Welcome to Holland.” This piece compares the experience of planning for the birth of a child to planning a trip to Italy, but ending up in Holland.

In 1987 Kingsley wrote the made-for-television movie “Kids Like These.” The movie premiered on CBS and has been shown on numerous other networks since that time. “Kids Like These” begins with the birth of Ms. Kingsley’s son, Jason, and covers the next nine years. 

Join Passages as they take a trip to Italy and enjoy samplings of Italian cuisine. This event is free and open to the public, and begins with socializing at 6:30 p.m. RSVP’s are appreciated. For further information, contact Tammy Nickolson (260-244-9317;

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