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Assistance Dogs...they are SO SO special....

As you all know, I am the volunteer photographer for Assistance Dogs Australia. And absolutely love it:)

Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence. 149 more words


The Insidious Culture of Othering: Neurodiversity and Stigma

Facebook can be an interesting place, not just for the amount of information and stories shared, but also for the drama. A friend of mine posted today about getting a puppy for her family – she was going to go and look at a dog to see if it would fit in with her family. 1,044 more words

Rants For Thought

For our sexual health week we talked focused on STDs and contraception methods although we did include more general health information in the newsletter.  We did a condom demonstration and then practiced putting on condoms (we used bananas as our phallics).  198 more words


And this is why we can’t have nice things…

I sit here in the cafeteria of my son’s old elementary school at 6:45 at night. There are three lunch tables set out by a very kind and helpful janitor. 684 more words


It's not the 60s anymore...it's time to update the advice given to parents about Down syndrome

I was listening to a story recently of a woman who became pregnant with her first child when she was just 16. My mouth sat open wide as she explained how hard she had to fight to keep her baby, being a “good Catholic girl” in the 1960s. 1,326 more words

Down Syndrome

Featured News - Disabled Parents Excluded from Fight for Reproductive Rights

Mainstream conversations about reproductive rights often revolve around the right to not have children, especially in the wake of anti-choice restrictions sweeping the country. However, there’s another issue that many overlook: the right to have children, and the right to keep them once they’re born.

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