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Hayley Goleniowska

Hayley Goleniowska is the founder of Downs Side Up. It started as a way of sharing our story and resources with other parents with a child with Down's syndrome. The blog quickly took on a life of its own, and is now the hub for many other branches such as publishing, advocacy, public speaking, media work and training.

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What to Say When a Baby is Born with Down Syndrome

By Hayley Goleniowska / February 2, 2016

 So, you hear the news that someone in your family, a close friend or an acquaintance has given birth to their baby. Great news!     But within seconds you are told that the baby has Down Syndrome.   “Oh…. “ [There follows a mixture of disbelief, shock, stunned silence, anger, hurt, disappointment, perhaps a […]