How to Live with Down Syndrome

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World Down Syndrome Day marked a day of celebration and recognition. Tomorrow, families continue life as normal. The meals need to be served, therapies done, and bedtime routines readied. When my son was born with Down syndrome, I ached to connect to more than information. I remember watching a video …

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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday, March 21 with a child near you. Opening dialogue, sharing stories, connecting with social media, photos, and film are a great way to learn more about Down syndrome. As my son marches his way through the world, I see change happening. Not so …

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Down Syndrome Needs No Apology

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“I’m sorry,” the man said during a business meeting. For the first time I could remember, someone apologized to me for my son having Down syndrome. I’ve heard a lot of interesting comments as a parent, but this was the first time someone apologized for my child’s existence. “O.K.,” I …

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Getting to the Root of Bullying

Kids beat up, pick on, and harass other kids. Nothing new. What is new is bullying sits in the forefront of our consciousness to disseminate, stop, and be rid of it once and for all. Social media provides a platform to witness bullying, exposing teachers, institutions, and people of all …

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