Monthly Archives: September 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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I Remember

By Sam P I remember the night my son was born. I remember his dripping blood filling my cupped palms as my flowing tears drenched our faces. I remember the nurses, prying his tiny body from my arms, crowding around … Continue reading

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