Category Archives: Down syndrome Special needs

Celebrating The Extra

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month in the United States and to start it off last week I posted a little something on my FB page. Had I been really tech-saavy, I would have first copied what I had written and then pasted it here on my blog, but alas, you have not stumbled …

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Nothing To Prove And All The Time In The World To Prove It

  For National Down Syndrome Awareness Month there are all kinds of blogs and essays written FAR better than anything you’ll ever see here, spouting the accomplishments and feats of people of all ages who have Down syndrome (the extra chromosome on the 21st gene that’s also called Trisomy 21).  I LOVE that people are …

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The Ironman

  One of the things I celebrate during National Down Syndrome Awareness Month is Hayden’s strength.  He’s 13 now and Jackie Chan has nothing on how he can instantly turn you inside out with a quick twist of a finger (he pretends he just wants to hold your hand and then WAAAHHH, he’s twisting your finger …

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Axl Is In The House

  Thanks to a friend of mine who shares my passion for the tv show “Everybody Loves Raymond”, we are now completely hooked on Patricia Heaton’s new show called “The Middle”.  “How can I possibly love anything as much as much as “Raymond”?” I protested, but she promised me I would love it, and love …

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Hayden Teaches Us To Read

  It must have been when Hayden was between one and two years old when we became acutely aware that Hayden was very decidedly choosing whom he liked and didn’t like.  He had probably been giving us signals all along, but we have cognitive delays and can be a bit slow in our learning so it took us awhile …

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What Will The Neighbors Think?

  When you bring a baby home from the hospital, it’s totally natural for everyone in your life to want to know everything about that baby.  They want to be connected with you in your newly unfolding story and they are ready to celebrate your new joy with you  In our case, our friends and …

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