Category Archives: Down Syndrome

I Wouldn’t Change It for the World, But…

“People with disabilities have been in the shadows for far too long,” Amy Wright said as she was accepting the award for being CNN’s 2017 hero of the year. “But no more!” In my book, Amy Wright is truly a hero … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

The show was groundbreaking for its time. Life Goes On premiered on September 12th, 1989 and lasted four seasons, with the last show airing on May 23rd, 1993. The story was about the life of a typical family. What set … Continue reading

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The “R” Word–Really, Ann Coulter?

There have been numerous occasions in my life when someone I am with chooses not to understand my “disability quirks.”  Sometimes my cerebral palsy means that my body goes into spasm or I laugh at inappropriate times.  If that is … Continue reading

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