Category Archives: Down Syndrome Advocacy

Robert Ethan Saylor: A Death in the Down Syndrome Community

As I begin to write this I acknowledge it’s going to be a stream of thought — of consciousness and subconsciousness — that will ramble about and around a massively controversial subject that I am torn up over and conflicted about … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, challenges, compassion, Down syndrome, Down Syndrome Advocacy, Down Syndrome awareness, NDSS, parent advocate, Segregation | 3 Comments

If it’s Too Hard to BELIEVE Then Just Suspend Your Disbelief

[Hold on a minute while I climb back up onto my sturdy old soap box that’s mostly been collecting dust over there in the corner this summer.] I have heard and read some very discouraging points of view lately. More, … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Down syndrome, Down Syndrome Advocacy, special needs, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Exposure Leads to Acceptance

Alex Mahoney lived around the block from me and was one of my good friends until 2nd grade when he and his family moved away.  I played often with him and his younger brother, Vinny. It wasn’t until I was … Continue reading

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>Moved to Walkonthehappyside.wordpress.com

> Cold and lonely over here?  We’re having a grand old time over at WordPress!  And, until I get all the links to this site moved over (slow going), I’m going to continue to post my moved-to-wordpress message here.  If … Continue reading

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How Down Syndrome Came to Grace My Life: 12 Hours of Reckoning

Part II:  The saga continues! (In case you missed it, read Part I of this series “A Second Child and Then Some” here!) After all the terrible diagnoses that feel like but haven’t yet been dismissed as misses, I am … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Story, Down syndrome, Down Syndrome Advocacy, Down syndrome birth, parenting, stress, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

You Think I Have Down Syndrome All The Time!

My boys don’t have Down syndrome when they’re eating at Wendy’s, their favorite restaurant! The story linked below was forwarded to me through a yahoo group I belong to of families with multiples where one or more has Down syndrome… … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Sarah Palin, Family Guy, R-Word Advocacy Rant!

I’m so tired of all the insults flying back-and-forth over the recent Sarah Palin-Family Guy episode — Rahm Emanuel and Rush Limbaugh issues notwithstanding. Truth is, I think Family Guy is an incredibly rude and NOT funny show. They use … Continue reading

Posted in Down Syndrome Advocacy, Family Guy, sarah palin | 7 Comments