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Monday, 20 December 2010

A letter to .... my mother, the carer

The UK newspaper, The Guardian is running a series of articles under the title "A letter to .... " - this weekend's is written by Emma Sterland, the sister of a 54 year old man with Down syndrome, to their mother.

The terminology and responses reported from his early days is way off the mark now, but was gnerally considered entirely acceptable then - it's not really so long ago. The actions of this mother, who "hhen a friend asked him to be the page boy at her wedding, ..... wrote an article in this newspaper about it", were pioneering.

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