Category Archives: Down syndrome
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (3/21 for three copies of the 21st chromosome), I am sharing a speech I gave at my synagogue during a Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion event about something I live for: Including people with disabilities. Continue reading
We humans are fascinated with negativity, with vitriol, the dark side. Good versus evil sells at the movies and plays out everywhere from politics to interpersonal relations. Lookyloos actually click on terrorist videos of beheadings. Hate is spewed everywhere there … Continue reading
Someone got a hair cut. Happy middle of Down syndrome awareness month! Not quite 31 for 21. In honor of Down syndrome awareness month, I am posting to this blog nowhere near every day for 31 days to increase awareness … Continue reading
Infuriating. That’s how it feels to be told “No.” In not quite these words, my city’s recreation department said: No, we don’t want your child’s kind. We don’t want to do what it takes to include him in our program. … Continue reading
The expansive love a new mother feels cannot be described. Perhaps only one who has given birth can get what it’s like to have such tremendous affection for another being. Motherhood increases the capacity of one’s heart so deeply, so … Continue reading
Check out this two-minute video. It says it all. More Alike than Different Video published on Mar 19, 2015. Created and Produced by Lauren and Paul Costabile.