Monthly Archives: October 2010

Down Syndrome Awareness: New Special Needs Blog & Post — Inclusion, Kindergarten & Compromise!

Did I mention that I’ve been invited to contribute to a new blog called Living With Special Needs?  I have but less often than I want and need to.  You can find me writing there up to two times a month along … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — Be The Change!

There’s something I want each and every one of you to ponder and get back to me with your ideas and thoughts.  This past weekend my family and I participated in the Long Island Buddy Walk at Heckscher Park in … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — The Dreaded R Word Spoken In My Very Own Home

NOTE:  Sorry I’ve been incommunicado in the midst of the 31 for 21 Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  But, as Kimba says over at A Soft Place, sometimes it’s OK to reprioritize and put the people who matter most in our lives at the top … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — A Second Child and Then Some

THIS story, the one I’m about to share, chronicles the wave of emotions I FELT about the miraculous little babies that came to grace my life forever just five short years ago.  It’s an honest account of a string of difficult days that ran together … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — A Person’s Worth

A person’s worth is not determined by their position, wealth or IQ score but rather by the profound impact he has on those around him… …and on humankind! This is true for those of us with 46 chromosomes…  as much as … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — Prevention?

(Republished from an earlier post written before anyone knew that Take a Walk on The Happy Side existed.) We are all inundated by telemarketers with requests from various organizations fundraising on behalf of their worthy cause. Funds collected are then spent on various … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — Lessons In Advocating For My Children With Special Needs

We learn so much in school from our friends as much as our teachers. So much more than just academics.  Meeting up with my old high school chums again afforded me a few new observations pertaining to advocacy:  Advocacy Lesson #1:  A few of my … Continue reading

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