Friday, 19 February 2016

Weekend reading and viewing: 20 - 21 February 2016


Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and brother Steven named Moomba monarchs
ABC News online, 17 February 2016
Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Michelle Payne, and her strapper brother, Steven Payne, have been named as this year's Moomba monarchs. Ms Payne said she was so happy to enjoy the experience with her brother.

"It's such a great honour that you would choose Stevie and I," she said ...


Envisioning a life with a child with Down syndrome
Mark Leach, Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing, 17 February 2016
Envisioning a life with a child with Down syndrome is one of the biggest challenges for most expectant parents receiving a prenatal test result ... the next generation of parents may have a new vision of what a future life with a child with Down syndrome can look like.

I support unicorn farts
Jisun Lee, Kimchei Latkes, 12 February 2016
Why on earth were these parents shouting these strangely positive things, every chance they got? Weren’t they sad? Their children had Down syndrome, after all. How is it possible that having a child with Down syndrome meant that your life was filled with unicorn farts and rainbows? Where was the reality?

... (but) Why shouldn’t a parent be loud and proud, without being accused of being in denial? ...

The bumpy path of Down syndrome
Helen Middlebrooke, Pacific Daily News, 16 February 2016
... Although I fancy myself her teacher, I am the student. Deborah has taught me the importance of living in the moment, of taking life as it comes and not worrying ...

'We have a heap of love to give': One couple's decision to adopt a baby boy with Down syndrome
Margaret Burin, ABC News online, 18 February 2016
When mother-of-five Emma was browsing Facebook last year, she came across a post that she knew would change her family's life forever ...

His Path To Independence: He moved To His Own Bathroom
Eliana Tardio, 16 February 2016
... My handsome and smart big-little man. I was once worried about his growth, and I was once terrified of comparing his milestones to typical kids his age, but not anymore because to me, he is on the perfect path to independence. Still, I can’t believe he just moved to his own bathroom ...

10 Things I've Learned from My Daughter with Down Syndrome
Amy Julia Becker, Parents.com, 17 February 2016
One mom shares what she's learned in the first decade of raising a child with Down syndrome ...

Dave Hingsburder, Rolling Around in My Head, 15 February 2016
... Families of people with disabilities have not been credited with the work they have done. The concepts of 'community living' and 'inclusion' and 'integration' didn't pop out of the pages of a book written by a professional visionary. It didn't fall out of the mouth of a lecturer, of renown, standing at a podium. It didn't result, as I think would be obvious, from a committee meeting ...

When the Golden Rule Gets Lost In Disability
Ellen Stumbo, Hope and Encouragement, 15 February 2016
... So how should you treat a person with a disability? Treat them like you want to be treated right now, exactly the you that you are now, same circumstances you have now.

If you are an adult, would you want someone to talk to you like a child? ...





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