Posts tagged: Down Syndrome


Articles

Go ahead, ask me about Down syndrome

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July 27th, 2017 - Several weeks ago I took my two youngest sons to a playground near our house. Lately it has been a little (ok, a lot) more...

Transitions

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April 27th, 2017 - For months I’ve been meaning to post an update, but life has been moving so quickly lately that I haven’t had a chance to slow...

Dear Doctor

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October 21st, 2016 - Dear Doctor, I don't even know your name. You gave me possibly the most life altering news I have ever received, and yet I've never even met...

It's Been Hard

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June 8th, 2016 - I was on a walk with the boys one afternoon and ran into a dad with 3 kids on their way home from school. "You...

Pregnant after having a child with special needs

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January 7th, 2016 - I have intended to write a post about this for months...and then I keep chickening out and finding reasons not to. With two small children...

21 Things about Trisomy 21

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March 21st, 2015 - In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day I wanted to share some facts and things our family has learned about DS since having Noah. 1. I...

Inclusion Matters

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February 23rd, 2015 - Several years ago, inclusion wasn’t a topic that I had much of an opinion on. I never really thought about how to integrate people with...

Advice I wish I would have followed

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January 8th, 2015 - In the wake of having a child, especially one with special needs, comes lots of advice. Most of it unwanted, some of it helpful, and...

What does therapy look like?

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November 7th, 2014 - Noah was 2 days old when he got his first visit from a physical therapist in the NICU. What in the world could they even...

A Father's Perspective

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November 13th, 2014 - Jess has done a great job telling the story of her pregnancy, Noah's birth, diagnosis and NICU stay, but I also wanted to add my...

2014 Buddy Walk

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October 7th, 2014 - October is Down Syndrome awareness month. A little over a year ago I had no idea this even existed. Now that we are plugged into...

What it's really like to have a child with Down syndrome

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September 25th, 2014 - During the weeks after Noah was first diagnosed with Down Syndrome, I scoured the internet for information. I know the saying “knowledge is power” sounds...

The Diagnosis

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January 10th, 2014 - Noah was born on a Friday and we were supposed to get the results of the karyotype back by Tuesday. That was the longest weekend...