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Girl With Down Syndrome Posts Letter to Doctor Who Wanted Parents To Abort Her

“This is Emmy, mailing our letter to the prenatal specialist who didn’t want her to live. He repeatedly suggested we abort. He said her and our quality of life would be horrible.” Emmy’s mother Courtney Baker says, “He was so unbelievably wrong. I want to do something to advocate, but other than my letter to him, I […]

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11 Things You Stop Giving A Crap About When You’re A Special Needs Parent

You spend the first few years of being a special needs parent just keeping your head above water and finding your feet. You deal with the discovery not all special needs parents have as much in common with you as you originally thought. You make the leap from the original large fishbowl you found, of […]

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What Your Child With Down Syndrome Might Do

It can be a scary place, the first moments after your child with Down syndrome enters the world.  There are no guarantees in life. Having a great love, following a true passion, having a child.. it’s all a gamble. You won’t always take the most worn and travelled path as you create your own life story.. […]

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Madeline Stuart will walk runway during Fashion Week 2016

Is Madeline Stuart still modelling? Not only is she stronger than ever with a combined social media following of over 600,000, she is booked solid with engagements, modelling work and travel right through 2016, according to her itinerary! After a huge 2015 in which she turned 19, traveled overseas extensively and was awarded Model of […]

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The 8 Most Googled Questions About Down syndrome- Answered

This is a compilation of the top 8 most Googled questions about Down syndrome. I’ve added accurate, up to date resources to each, and answered the questions. Please don’t mistake me for a paediatrician or a genetics expert. You’re not going to get overly formal answers to the Google searches in the blog below. I’m not […]

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You Know You’re A Special Needs Parent When…

You know you’re a special needs parent when… You pack exact required change for 2 chocolates from the hospital vending machine while waiting for an ambulance. You own more snot-suctioning devices than is either reasonable, or anticipated. Your invitations to BBQs and get-togethers dry up. You have a hospital bag, toy bag and food bag […]

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An Open Letter To NW Magazine On Using The Word ‘Retarded’

To NW Magazine, I follow your page, with a quarter of a million other people. Today, you casually reinforced to that audience it’s acceptable to call someone ‘retarded’ as an insult.       Don’t get me wrong, I love Judd Nelson and Breakfast Club was an epic movie in its time. But previous usage […]

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