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Noah Tries Some Vegemite; The Peanut Butter Of Australia.

Ever heard of Vegemite?

I hadn’t until being introduced to it by our friend from Australia, Libby. Apparently they eat this stuff like peanut butter over there! In fact, based on all the conversations I’ve had with people from Down Under I kind of think all they eat over there is Vegemite and Tim Tams! (Hmmm…I wonder if anyone has ever tried Vegemite on their Tim Tams? Maybe I’m on to something?!)

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Dear Florida, Please Stop “Warehousing” Children With Special Needs And Violating The Americans With Disability Act

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! As a father of son born with Down syndrome, I’m angry, sad, and hurt after reading a recent article in The Miami Herald about the State of Florida “warehousing” (yes, warehousing!) a large number of children [Read More…]…

Noah Eats His First Tim Tam, Or Why Balance Is An Important

One of the greatest rewards of sharing our son’s journey online is without a doubt all of the amazing families we get to meet in the process. This past year we’ve gotten to know so many great people through the comment section of this site, our Facebook page, our Twitter page, our YouTube Channel, our Google + page, and heck, even through our Pinterest page! (Yah, I’m a guy and [Read More…]…

Noah Has A BALL In The Ball Pit, And 2 Ways You Can Make Your Own For Cheap!

We’re extremely thankful that Noah has the opportunity to work with some of the best developmental therapists in the world. Ok, so I may be just a little biased, but the people who works with him really do have all the qualities we look for in a pediatric therapist! So we’re happy. 🙂

What he don’t know, won’t hurt him. (In fact, it’ll help him!)

One of the things I really like about Noah’s occupational therapist is the wide variety of developmental activities she uses to help him develop. I also like how great she is at disguising hard work as fun play. Noah works out hard during his visits, but you’d never know bases on the huge grin on his face the entire time!

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Down Syndrome Resources

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The Supreme Court Helps Children with Disabilities Receive A Proper Eduction

On March 22, the Supreme Court of the United States of America made an unanimous ruling that will … [Read More...]

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

Lauren Potter (who played Becky on the TV show "Glee") recently appeared in a short video for World … [Read More...]

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own

http://youtu.be/39iC8Wu1d8I 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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Our Son Rides The Short Bus…And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

Today our four year old boy, who we love dearly, rode the school bus for the first time. The short school bus. The short … [Read More...]

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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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