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Educating our Educators - The Preschool Journey

Three minutes into the tour and we knew we were done. I walked out, holding back my tears, and wrote to the principal who had given us the tour...There are two types of people in this world. One who sees a two-year-old and sees a blank canvas - a child ready to be sculpted into an exceptional human being. The other only sees a diagnosis - instead of presuming competence, they assume the child is not capable... 

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#CelebrateWDSD Video

Inspired by our "Who Should Celebrate WDSD", this video became a project of love - an international call to action. The United Nations declared March 21st or 3.21 as World Down Syndrome Day. Across the world, families of children with Down syndrome do a myriad of things to create awareness: 21 Acts of Kindness, wearing crazy socks, going to their kid’s school to teach more about Down Syndrome, etc. They are breaking down barriers. They are trying to knock down incorrect assumptions that have been perpetuated over and over in the past. It's time for everyone to celebrate with them! Music: https://www.bensound.com

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Who should celebrate World Down Syndrome Day?

 The United Nations declared March 21st or 3.21 as World Down Syndrome Day. Down syndrome or Trisomy 21 (3.21) occurs when three copies of the 21st Chromosome are present. Across the world, families of children with Down syndrome do a myriad of things to create awareness: 21 Acts of Kindness, wearing crazy socks, going to their kid’s school to teach more about Down Syndrome, etc. They are breaking down barriers, trying to knock down incorrect assumptions that have been perpetuated over and over in the past. It's time you celebrate with them!

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An Open Letter to Tom Segura

We won’t stop until there is an end to the ‘R’ word. Have you heard of ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’? (As a side note, you say you don’t support the arguments of why we shouldn’t use that word? It’s because in the past it was used as a medical diagnosis for Down syndrome – the same word you use to describe something that is not smart. We are trying to break away from that stigma because individuals with Down syndrome are smart, and they are capable, and if given the chance they will show you that. They have been marginalized and segregated for too long, and now is the time we stand up with them and give...

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The Strength Behind 'Special Needs Moms'

2017 was a year of milestones and beautiful memories for us moms. But we also had several losses in our community, especially in the last few weeks of the year. Each one breaks your heart but at the same time strengthens bonds. We will never forget each one of you and we will forever carry you in our hearts. You changed our world, made it better. Even if your stay was brief, your legacy will forever live on.

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