Category Archives: Our Stories

In Memory of Ellen Hovey

In Memory of Ellen Hovey October 2017 We are sad to announce that one of our founding members, Ellen Hovey, passed away recently. Ellen contributed to our community in so many ways, and we are grateful for the time we … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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