When I heard about a family petitioning Disney to include characters with disabilities, I initially cheered. As mom to a 4-year-old boy with Down syndrome, I'd love to see people with Down syndrome represented by the magic of Disney. But then my brain started churning, and I just couldn't muster the urgency to jump on board.Read Full Story
What is a moment's joy worth? Jill and Iain Kelly don't care. In a news article that describes their son Dylan's mischievous eagerness to chase his sister around the house, they say the truth is, they wish they had aborted Dylan.Read Full Story
Are you exhausted from doing it all? Trying to have society's version of "it all?" Me, too. So let's stop. Let's recycle that ridiculous scale used to determine if we’re properly balancing our lives and careers. In fact, let's Office Space the heck out of it and smash that scale to smithereens.Read Full Story
When son Adam was born with Down syndrome 30 years ago, NASCAR driver Ken Ragan and his wife, Beverly, could only think about making sure he would be able to learn and grow like other kids. Today, the trio cheers the family's next generation of NASCAR drivers and Adam's younger brother, David. But it's what the family does off the track that may make you cheer loudest.Read Full Story
Some say talking to my son's classmates and their parents about Down syndrome is just spotlighting his differences instead of helping him belong. I disagree. I believe understanding each other's differences is the first step toward embracing them.Read Full Story
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