Tag: down syndrome

This is Abby. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 31 days in which members of the Down syndrome community focus on awareness, advocacy, inclusion and respect for all individuals with Down syndrome.  My daughter was diagnosed a few hours after birth. * * * This is Abby.  She’s 7.  She’s in second grade.  A regular second grade class. 

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Changing my Mindset

Despite everything going on in the world, this has been a pretty decent year for me.  And if it hasn’t for you, let me share with you the difference and we’ll see if helps you make 2017 a pretty decent one for you. It started with something I’ve been working on professionally.  The point is to

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Sometimes I even surprise myself

A few months back, I was fortunate to attend a panel presentation featuring four locals who are part of the transgender community.  Three were transgender individuals and another was the mother of a grown child who had recently begun a transition.  Their message was fascinating and here’s why: it’s exactly what I’ve been trying to convey

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Sometimes it’s hard to talk about.

Right after my girl was born and subsequently diagnosed with Down syndrome, just about the only people we could speak to about it were our parents. Because I couldn’t talk about it without completely losing my shiz. My maternal hormones were on parade and the words just couldn’t leave my mouth without the flood gates

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