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People With Down Syndrome Don’t Have “Special Needs”

If you’re new here, I’d love for you to sign up for our posts by email so we can stay connected. Thanks for visiting! Lauren Potter (who played Becky on the TV show “Glee”) recently appeared in a short video for World Down Syndrome day called, “#NotSpecialNeeds.” The video explains (in a VERY funny way) [Read More…]…

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A Few Thoughts To My Son On World Down Syndrome Day, 2017.

Noah, Today lots people shared lots of photos of people who they love who were born with Down syndrome, and lots of people saw those lots of photos on their Instagram and Facebook feeds! (Wow, that’s a lot of lots!) They did this because today is 3/21, World Down Syndrome Day. The reason this date is significant [Read More…]…

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Share How Your Child Has “Unstoppable Joy” And You Could Win A Finish Line Gift Card!

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest both on our blog and our Facebook page. The winners of the #UnstoppableJoy contest are: Erin Stephenson – $50 Finish Line Gift Card Christa Davis – $100 Finish Line Gift Card Jeff and Camille Thompson – $200 Finish Line Gift Card You can watch the [Read More…]…

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A Letter To My Son With Down Syndrome The Night Before His First Day Of Kindergarten

Noah, wow! I can’t believe you start your first day of elementary school tomorrow. I just finished putting you to bed and wanted to share a few things with you before your big day. First, you need to know I’m a little scared. It takes a lot of trust in other people (and God) to [Read More…]…

Down Syndrome Resources

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Meet Nick, A Car Dealership Employee With Down Syndrome!

I'm always excited and encouraged when I'm out and about and spot someone with special needs working … [Read More...]

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8 Tips To Help A Child With Down Syndrome Ski For The First Time!

Over the Christmas holiday we took a trip to see Noah's grandparents (who happen to live in the … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Therapy

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own We're proud to announce that Noah reached another major milestone … [Read More...]

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Signing Update: Noah’s First Sign Language Sentence!

We're a huge fan of teaching Noah baby sign language to help him communicate with us. We have been … [Read More...]

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Down Syndrome Parenting

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I Hate Petechia.

One of the biggest surprises after raising a child with Down syndrome these last (almost) three years is how little I actually think about Down … [Read More...]

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Noah’s First Time To Roll A Ball Back And Forth On The Floor…And The Laugh I Love!

In my last post I mentioned how much joy it brings me to see Noah doing things that typical children do. When we first learned Noah was born with Down … [Read More...]

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