When you’re a parent, family member, or friend of someone with a disability, it’s impossible to not hear about inclusion. Even if you don’t know anyone with a disability, odds are you may have heard about the daily struggle those with disabilities face to just be seen as equal members of society. We talk about … More What Does Disability Inclusion Look Like?
The organization I’ve chosen to highlight for the month of July is the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN). This is one of the first organizations I came across after we were told Wyatt more than likely had Down syndrome. The mission of Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN) is to connect, support and provide accurate information … More Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network
I see the questions running through your head. The ones you want to ask, but are afraid will come across as rude or nosy. Maybe you can’t tell she has Down syndrome, so you’re wondering why my almost 18 month old isn’t walking or even really standing. Maybe you do notice she has Down syndrome … More It’s OK to Ask About my Daughter with Down Syndrome
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I needed to hear after we received our prenatal diagnosis. I didn’t know anyone who had a child with Down syndrome at the time, so I had no one who actually knew what I was going through to speak encouragement into my life. My friends and … More Advice for Parents who Just Received a Prenatal Diagnosis
Before Hannah was born, I didn’t know anyone with Down syndrome. In fact, I’m not sure I had ever even spoken to someone with Down syndrome. Finding out your child has any genetic difference is scary, and not knowing anyone with the same difference makes it even more scary. I had absolutely no idea what … More My Biggest Misconception About Down Syndrome