down syndrome awareness
When disability is a storyline, a rare feat in itself, it's often a tragic plot point or sensationalized heroism. Even more troublesome, the character is usually portrayed by an actor without a disability.
"[I]t’s not OK to leave someone out because of their disability, race, or gender."
"We can change the way some people perceive Down syndrome."
While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.
And yet through all of her challenges, the ways that life has been harder on her than it is for many of us, at age thirteen
This has been my dilemma as Marcus and I have met each new group. Should we talk about Down syndrome? And to what extent? It is, after all, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and Marcus does happen to have Down syndrome.
"They have been wonderful witnesses of love to me."
As the world cheers on Madeline Stuart, the Australian model with Down syndrome who just announced she'll walk the runway at New York Fashion Week, I'm cheering too. Yet I'm also feeling uneasy, because negative perceptions of people with disability are rearing their heads.
She is my daughter. Louise. She is four months old, has two arms, two legs, two great chubby cheeks, and one extra chromosome.
These unique photos are Alan's heartfelt contribution to the world in an effort to draw attention to the reality that raising a child with Down syndrome, though difficult at times, is not a burden but a joy to him and his family.
We learned that Ariana had DS when I was 26 weeks pregnant. I went in for an ultrasound where they thought they noticed something
It's impossible to pay it forward and not feel better about the day. This March 21st, on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), many in the Down syndrome community will put this idea into action.
While the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 12.3 percent of people with disabilities were unemployed in September (well