Friday, 8 January 2016

Weekend and viewing: 9 - 10 January 2016



My Response to “He’s So Lucky to Have You!”
Ellen Haws, Adoption.com, 22 December 2015
Let me tell you some things about my wonderful son, Elliot. He makes me laugh every day. He has a level of determination that I have never seen in others. He has no guile. He loves unconditionally. He is stubborn and very independent. He has the most beautiful smile. He is adopted. He has Down Syndrome. I’d like to point out I did not say that he was lucky ...

Sex and Down Syndrome
Meriah Nichols, Two Thirds of the Planet, 14 October 2014
I think we should be talking more about sexuality and Down syndrome ... Our children are going to grow up, they will become adults with Down syndrome. And just as adults with Down syndrome currently are, they will people who are (hopefully) sexual; people who enjoy that aspect of life and find fulfilment therein. People who love – both emotionally and physically ...
David M Perry, Washington Post, 22 December 2015
... long distance roaming had seemed impossible ... the logistics seemed overwhelming. Our son has Down syndrome, with a highly limited diet and – in the past – difficulty adapting to changes of routine ... But we’ve reached a point where it’s clear neither of our children have special needs. They just have needs, like all kids ...

This Des Moines woman is showing that cooking can change lives
Mike Kilen, Des Moines Register, 28 December 2015
... The coffee shop is run by students with intellectual disabilities. Teaching them to bake launched another new venture this fall, a digital cooking magazine geared for people with disabilities ...

Queen’s honour for Chaddesley Corbett learning disabilities expert
Kidderminster Shuttle (UK), 31st December 2015
A dedicted learning disabilities academic has been handed a CBE for his work in the Queen’s New Year honours list. Professor Barry Carpenter, who lives in Chaddesley Corbett and has an adult daughter with Down’s Syndrome, was awarded the gong for his services to special educational needs ...


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