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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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T: 9841 444

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

I wish I'd said that .....

Many wonderful, clever, thoughtful, provocative things have been written and said about people with Down syndrome, and we've read a lot of them. Every now and again something comes along that almost everyone seems to "get" immediately, and we think "yeah, that's exactly right - I wish I'd said that!"

In 2005, Dr Dennis McGuire addressed a national meeting of families and professionals in the US, and started a delightful ripple around the world with his reflections on how the world would work "if people with Down syndrome ruled the world". Now in some circles, such a proposition would be unthinkable, but for families like us, and those who really know our sons and daughters, the laughter was about recognition, familiarity and the fellowship of the unexpected experience of a lifetime.

Read If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World here if you haven't seen it and enjoyed it yet, or if you just need to enjoy it again .....

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