10 Things to Never to Say to a Parent of a Child with Down Syndrome

So, one day you’re just hanging out at home, enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. Your phone rings. It’s your best friend, she’s crying on the other end of the phone, and through her tears, you hear her say, “I just found out my baby has Down syndrome.” You’re shocked. You don’t know [Read More…]…

Top Ten Gift Ideas For A 7 Year Old With Down Syndrome | 2017

Sometime back we wrote a blog post on the top Christmas gift ideas for a baby born with Down syndrome (as well as the top gifts under 25 dollars, and the top developmental toys) however, Noah has outgrown many of those toys, and so I thought it would be a good idea to write an updated [Read More…]…

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 (hopefully) allows children that require special education to receive a proper education. The 8-0 ruling in the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case states that schools must do more than provide a “merely more than de [Read More…]…

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 Down Syndrome day called, “#NotSpecialNeeds.” The video explains (in a VERY funny way) why people with Down syndrome do not have “special needs.” I seriously encourage you to take a few minutes to watch the video below. It [Read More…]…

Could Green Tea Improve Memory And Speech For People With Down Syndrome?

A friend of mine sent me an article today about a year long clinical study that “showed a chemical in green tea seems to improve memory, speaking and behavior in people with Down syndrome.” The article goes on to say that “brain scans revealed that the compound, called epigallocatechin gallate, altered the way brain cells connect with [Read More…]…