In His Own Voice

In His Own Voice

For two-and-a-half years I have written about the life of my Down syndrome son.  I’ve carved descriptions out of words.  I’ve shared photos of his days.  The one thing I haven’t done is let him speak for himself.  I thought this month I’d let the experience of being...
Funnest Thing

Funnest Thing

When my children were little we had a goal to have regular outings with just the older two.  To let the focus be on them, we would leave our Down syndrome son with a sitter.  On one of the earliest of these they spent the whole time seemingly at each other’s throats....
Opportunity

Opportunity

We got a new car today and at the end of the 4 hours my Down syndrome son and I spent with the salesman he pulled me aside and said that he had enjoyed seeing my son’s personality shine through, attributing it to the way my husband (who came in at the 2 hour mark) and...
Legal Adventures

Legal Adventures

One legal thing that parents of a handicapped child have to do is apply for “Conservatorship” when the child reaches 18 years old.  It is an interesting process that can be done with or without an attorney.  I spent 6 months getting through the paperwork and then we...
You’d Do the Same

You’d Do the Same

Traveling in the car with my college age son who was home on a break, we passed a friend going in the opposite direction. I’d been catching him up on folks and so I mentioned some of the things she had been going through in the last couple of years.  I said “She has a...
Achievement

Achievement

What does my Down syndrome son know of achievement?  It’s a fair question since he doesn’t speak words that communicate his feelings and he turns away for the most part if anyone tries to shine a spotlight on him.  He hasn’t had many opportunities to have applause...
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