One Canadian family is having a great sailing adventure, and have chosen to share it anyone interested around the world, through their blog, poss abilities. From their bloggers' profile:
We are new sailors, from Mono Centre, Ontario embarking on an exciting family adventure.
Shirley and Dave turn 50 this year and we think this is a good way to do it! Christopher, who has Down Syndrome, will turn 16. He is looking forward to "boat schooling" on this adventure. He also hopes we come across as many trains as possible!
We departed from Burlington Ontario on September 16, 2008 and plan to return in the summer of 2009.
When we contacted Shirley, Dave and Christopher for permission to post a link and use their photo, they replied:
Great to be connected with people on the other side of this small planet ..... Christopher has been having a great time and is doing a marvelous job as a full crew member. The learning he is getting is tremendous.
They hope that the blog will be encouraging for other families, especially those with babies who might be concerned about the possibility of their plans and dreams being limited by raising a child with special needs.