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An unconventional Spanish model shares the secrets of her success

One of the main themes in Marian Avila’s story is hard work. It has taken immense effort to achieve her dream of becoming a great model. 827 more words


Including Trudy

It has never been straightforward to just ‘include’ Trudy. Patrick moved seamlessly up to the next class in nursery, or from parent and toddler classes to being on his own. 637 more words

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The Down Syndrome Rocks Talk, part 1

This week, my son Aaron and I were invited to give a talk about Down syndrome to a class at his high school. We’ve co-presented once before, three years ago when Aaron was 13. 1,052 more words


What kind of year has it been?

I’m in a reflective mood this evening. Tomorrow is my youngest’s last day of kindergarten, and my oldest’s of third grade. I’ll spare you the cliches about time passing, but know I’m thinking them. 643 more words

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Fighting for Local Inclusion

If you’re like me, you follow a lot of national Down syndrome and advocacy organizations. It’s so great when we see efforts to promote a more inclusive environment for children of differing abilities across the country and the world. 704 more words

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Amanda And The Judge

Today is important because on this day in 2013, my sister Amanda had to go before a judge and say who she wanted as guardian. Amanda has Down syndrome. 1,072 more words


Feeding Therapy Evaluation

I like to joke that you would never guess Logan ate from a feeding tube for the first 5 days of his life. He’s a chunky monkey that likes to eat everything and  337 more words