Tag Archives: Down syndrome

More kitchen table talk

Is it possible to be a good student but a poor learner? I think so, based on my own personal experience. During my school years, good grades came easy. I was eager to please and to be praised, but unless … Continue reading

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Show me love

Everyone shows love in different ways. Children with special needs are no different in that regard, maybe even hardwired to be more different than usual. While Williams Syndrome is associated with a “cocktail party personality,” one of the defining characteristics of … Continue reading

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No big whoop?

The special needs blogosphere and social media outlets are abuzz about this recent Target ad featuring a boy with Down Syndrome. This kid is cute. Really cute. It’s great to see him there. The big news isn’t the fact that … Continue reading

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