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Amy Armstrong is a community advocate and through volunteerism she works to increase awareness of disability issues. Amy was the driving force behind Larkin’s Place which became the foundation of the Stephens Family YMCA a fully inclusive recreational facility designed to support individuals and families dealing with life changing diagnosis or disabilities
A dedicated mother of four children it was with the birth of her daughter Larkin who was born with Down syndrome and further diagnosis of catastrophic Epilepsy that Amy found her passion for helping families and individuals navigate the complex world of disability
Amy is a skilled public speaker and can often be found at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, or Illinois State University sharing her trial by fire life experiences with future leaders and educators. Also, Amy is the accountant and a contributor for Chambanamoms.com a leading online resource for Champaign-Urbana families
Amy is a contributing author to Gifts 2: How People With Down Syndrome Enrich the World and writes regularly at Momologist.com. She is a Board Member for the Christie Foundation & the Stephens Family YMCA with Larkin’s Place
Amy lives with her husband Andrew in Champaign and prides herself on her kitten herding skills of one teenage son Chase, Larkin, and twins Brin and Erin.