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"Abort it and try again"

“Abort it and try again.”

Was this nasty comment made by a faceless internet troll? No. Immature teenage kid? No. This twitter gem comes from Oxford scholar Richard Dawkins in response to a woman pondering today whether or not she would continue a pregnancy if she learned the fetus had Down syndrome. 1,010 more words

Down Syndrome

The goal of independence

Last night, our son Connor received the keys to his apartment. To say that he does not want to move out is an understatement. We will phase this in very gradually, but he still doesn’t want to do it. 562 more words

Autism Spectrum

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. 719 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

Originally published in 1959, this novel is the imagined story of a mentally retarded man not only gaining intelligence, but genius, by way of an operation.

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Fiction/Novel

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

Originally published in 1959, this novel is the imagined story of a mentally retarded man not only gaining intelligence, but genius, by way of an operation. 609 more words

Fiction/novel

Reminiscing

This week we’ve been back in the hospital with Tom and as I glanced out the window behind his bed I saw the children’s hospital. I was instantly taken back to the day it all started 20 years ago last week. 843 more words

Intellectual Disability

What Jack Taught Me

“As a young doctor, I thought that serving life was a thing of drama and action and split second judgment calls. A question of going sleepless and riding in ambulances and outwitting the angel of death.

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Existentialism