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World Down Syndrome Day March 21st, 2015

World Down Syndrome Day March 21st, 2015 March 21st (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day. Come celebrated with Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network on the 21st day of the third month of the year. The date is symbolic of the third copy of the 21st chromosome which characterizes Down syndrome. March 21, 2015 marks the […]

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Success Story

by Rod H. Father to Kim H., 27 Kim is a 27 year old with Downs Syndrome. After she graduated from high school, her life stalled. Without the structure of classes and regular meetings with her community of other special needs adults, she drifted into a period of inactivity and depression. Two years ago, Kim moved […]

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What I learned in 1st grade from my child, with DS, with an aide in an inclusive setting. More lessons learned since Kindergarten.

By Teresa Gruber Although a teacher may not have experience working with a child with ds, if she/he is one to think outside the box and loves kids, they’re perfect for the job. If your principal is in favor of inclusion, 99.99% of the battle is complete; he/she will make sure your child gets what […]

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MOTHERHOOD IS A TOUGH JOB

Written by Tim Gruber This is a personal story about my wife.  To abduct a quote from a movie I saw once “she is my true North”.  She is also a hard driving and caring woman. We certainly didn’t anticipate a child with special needs, and we never went through the tests that most doctors […]

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Story For Kim

By Tess R. My name is Tess and I am a very proud sister-in-law of Kimberly, she wrote a story “MY LIFE” on this website. I call her Kim and she mean so much to me that I could not even find the best word  to describe it. Seven years ago, my life was so […]

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MY DAUGHTER KIMBERLY

By Candy R. A little more than 28 years ago, my daughter Kimberly was born.  She likes to be called Kim, but I love the name Kimberly!   I had no idea what kind of journey I would be taking with this precious child when she was born.  My husband and I fell in love with […]

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Our Gifts, Our Blessings

By Marcy M Every baby is a blessing. Every child is a gift. As parents of a child of special needs, we help others see what a gift our child is. It may not be obvious to those who do not spend every day with our child — sitting on the floor in mommy’s lap, […]

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MY LIFE

My name is Kim.  I am 28 years old and I have Down Syndrome.  My life is very good.  I live with my parents and my cat and my dog. I have a volunteer job as a teachers aide.  I work in a kindergarten class and also help in a special needs class.  My boss […]

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The Gift of Gabriel: Learning Our Son Has Down Syndrome, How He Enriches our Lives

By Jeanne Griffith The Bottom Line It may not be the life path we chose, but it is a joy-filled journey well worth making. “I’m sorry. Your baby has Down Syndrome.” That’s how she said it. The genetic counselor called to give us the results of the amniocentesis, and I could tell by the sound […]

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH FOR JONATHAN

January, 2007 My friends call me Jon, which is short for Jonathan.  I am 31 years old and I have Down Syndrome.  My girlfriend is a very a special part of my life.  We have been dating for over a year. I like talking to her on the phone, going places and having movie or […]

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