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Down syndrome awareness doesn’t end October 31

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October is only the beginning of Down syndrome awareness. For our family, Down syndrome awareness happens every day. Others might only be aware of Down syndrome every once in a while, some never. My hope is that no one, especially someone receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis or the doctor on the other side of the desk, will go through… Read more »

“Not yet!”

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It’s always interesting to find out what phrase Kyle will pick up next in his growing vocabulary. The ones we rejoice about most are the phrases that further his independence or allow him to express himself more clearly. Kyle’s newest addition is surely a cause for celebration as it replaces his previous way to express the same idea–by screaming. Where… Read more »


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Especially during Down syndrome awareness month, I love to see all the ways people wear their awareness. There are Down syndrome shirts, like the one I am wearing above, available at specialmiracles.com. That website also features Down syndrome jewelry, zipper pulls, and key chains. Some people sport blue and yellow nail art, and others even get Down syndrome awareness tattoos…. Read more »

Learning to Swim in an Inclusive Environment

learning to swim summer swimming success

Learning to swim can be daunting. Lucky for us, our local recreation department is inclusive and welcoming. We tried lessons for a day or two when Kyle was 4, but I don’t think he was ready for learning to swim. As I watched from afar, Kyle repeatedly tripped on the slope and his face went into the water. It almost… Read more »

The remarkable day of Kyle’s birth… 5 short years ago.

Bye Bye “Talker” (for now)

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