What I Would Say to That Scared Woman Who Just Had a Baby With Down Syndrome…

“You think Down syndrome means tragedy, and people will compare your experience to that of losing a child in a car accident or to cancer or some other horrible fate. And though you will experience a sense of loss, you will realize eventually that you have lost a hypothetical child, and that the child right in front of you, this child, with her sparkling eyes and crooked teeth and warm soft hand, this child is a blessing. In time, because of the privilege of knowing and loving her, you will realize that your grief has turned to gratitude and that your worry has turned to wonder.” [Read more…]

On World Down Syndrome Day, What Penny Has Given Me

“Penny is the beloved one who loves in return.” [Read more…]

A Complete Family: How I Ended Up with Two Children with Down Syndrome

One mother’s story of having two children with Down syndrome in Monterrey, Mexico: “Sometimes things do not happen the way we want. Sometimes it happens better.”
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Life with Down Syndrome in Zambia

An interview with a mother of a child with Down syndrome in Zambia in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. [Read more…]

Living in Poland with Down Syndrome, the Story of an Artist

The beauty of an artist with Down syndrome, a guest post by Joanna Puciata, in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. [Read more…]