Whose Goals?

      Sometime during the ‘90’s, while my son was in grade school, someone decided that he could not, and would not learn to read. No one ever said it explicitly, but with the benefit of hindsight, I know it to be true.   I came to this conclusion about a decade later while […]

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Why The Discussion About #BornThisWay Is As Important As The Show Itself

“Although personal interaction is the most effective medium for conveying the personal experience of disability, the mass media can be an effective vehicle for bringing about greater understanding, and a consequent gradual change in public perceptions, of people with disabilities.” – Marilyn Dahl (The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability- Disability as […]

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Difficult Decisions

During Down syndrome Awareness month there are so many things we can focus on and talk about to raise awareness/acceptance.  We can start with the debate about those two words and whether pictures and happy stories do enough toward advocacy.  I think bringing attention to the difficult decisions parents are making every day does more […]

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