About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

Get Our Custom, Premium World Down Syndrome Day 2018 (3/21) Tee Shirt

World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is March 21…so we decided to make a tee shirt! We’re super proud of this shirt, and think you will also! You can grab the shirts here, but let tell you a little bit about them. We have created five different styles; unisex, youth, toddler, baby onesies, and a women’s [Read More…]…

Noah Made the Honor Roll!

This morning as wife was going through Noah’s backpack before he headed off to school for the day we came across the above picture! Noah made the HONOR ROLL!!!  Now, we’re not the sort of family that puts stickers on the back of their car proclaiming that their child made the honor roll (please don’t [Read More…]…

We Want You (and Your Family) in Our World Down Syndrome Day Video! (And We’re Giving Away 2 Amazon Fire Kid Tablets!)

We’re making a video for World Down Syndrome Day 2018 (March 21, 2018) and we want you (your family / friends / teachers / grandparents, etc.) in it! We believe that people with special needs are proving what the world thinks about them wrong every day! So we’re going to make a video about it! [Read More…]…

Help Us #ProveThemWrong, Start Something Awesome, and Be in Our Video!

It’s awesome to see so many people with special needs proving to the world that what it may think about them is wrong! Stories like this, and this, and this. We see so many of your children are doing awesome things as well! We want to invite you to be a part of a fun [Read More…]…

What It’s Like Raising a Child With Down Syndrome in Poland

This blog post is part of our “Down Syndrome stories from around the world” blog series. Click the link to learn how to submit your story! 1. What Country do you live in? Poland 2. How many children do you have and what are their ages? Christina – 8 George – 6 Julian (our son [Read More…]…