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Learning to read

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It started over a year ago with Kyle’s amazing *surprise* ability to recognize the letters in the alphabet. One day he pointed out letters on my shirt, and to my surprise, he got them right! In this video, he shows that he knows letters and has quite the sense of humor: Weeks ago, he impressed his family by reading sight… Read more »

Spelling “Kyle” – a video post

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A small encounter at the park

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A few of us from my local Down syndrome society Moms group met at a park this morning. We didn’t actually have any of our kids who have Down syndrome with us, but we all have younger children who socialize while we chat. We usually have lots to discuss about schooling, therapists, doctors, and the like. Towards the end of… Read more »

Do you see a bear? (Small Moments for #inclusion)

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I am not a mother who visits her kids’ school classrooms. Not that I wouldn’t want to, but I’ve always had smaller children in tow. So last May when I went to Kyle’s end of the year celebration at school, it was the first I had observed him with his peers. What I saw floored me. Kyle was participating and… Read more »

The School Bus

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Kyle’s school bus initiation began on his first day of preschool, three months after his third birthday. I was nervous. He had no clue what I was about to do. In the photo above, you can see the realization dawning on his face. “Wait a second, where are you going? Come back here Mom!” He couldn’t say those words, but… Read more »

Bye Bye “Talker” (for now)

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