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Introducing: Small Moments for Down syndrome awareness month

Yesterday a friend of mine posted a video on facebook. Maybe because I was tired from staying up too late, or because I have been disheartened about issues surrounding Down syndrome lately, but whatever the reason, after about 30 seconds of video I burst into tears. It struck a chord. Kyle just happened to be home from school yesterday after… Read more »

Extraordinary kids, extraordinary compassion

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I picked up the board book Hug, by Jez Alborough, thinking Kyle would appreciate the sweet illustrations of a chimp looking for a hug. Here is the description of the book from Amazon: Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don’t seem to understand. “Hug,” he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals—from the smallest chameleon to… Read more »