Down's Syndrome

There are many, many families living in a way you perceive to be a nightmare.
You'll be fine." Now that's a fairly bold statement. What's normal? Well, normal for us is sometimes staying in our pajamas
Sharp young counselors -- some high-schoolers, some in college, and some a bit older -- give a week or more of their summer to give a handful of kids a chance to do things they'd never get to do otherwise.
Would you like to come to an I.E.P. meeting with me? I know, it sounds like fun. What is an I.E.P.? It is an Individualized Educational Plan, and it is every differently abled child's right in the United States of America.
As a child growing up with Downs Syndrome, it was the nurturing of Haile's parents, followed by his neighborhood and learning communities, that imbued him with the tools and confidence to experiment and grow in the arts.
These meetings can be stressful and for many parents navigating the world of special education is difficult. Below are some tips that might help your child's meeting go a little more smoothly!
To be clear, Ohio's HB 135 and Indiana's HB 1337 use sympathy and pity toward a minority group as a tool to garnish rights from a large swath of the general population: ALL women. However, these regulations victimize people who live with Down syndrome even more than people who don't.
Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."
My family and I were given three tickets to the Broadway production of The Lion King. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Only the tickets weren't there when we got there. The theater was sold out.
The use of the R-word may seem harmless enough -- until real people get hurt. That one simple word affects people deeply. It hurts people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it hurts their families and it hurts their friends.