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Kat Abianac

Kat is a writer and a passionate advocate for inclusion in the media and advertising. She has two children, one with Down syndrome. Use the 'contact us' tab on this site to request her media kit or to get in touch. You may republish content from www.parkermyles.com on your own site, provided a pingback is made to her original article and she is fully credited as author.

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The 8 Most Googled Questions About Down syndrome- Answered

By Kat Abianac / December 20, 2015

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…

By Kat Abianac / November 8, 2015

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’

By Kat Abianac / October 15, 2015

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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I Became a Hospital Mum And Lost My Name

By Kat Abianac / September 5, 2015

Two years ago I became the mother of a beautiful newborn. I sat upstairs alone in a hospital room the night he was born — a 9 lb pound boy in a neonatal cot downstairs alone, on long term oxygen. While I lay in the birthing suite minutes after his arrival, the doctor informed me […]

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How Parker landed 2 modelling contracts

By Kat Abianac / August 20, 2015

Parker Myles is a toddler much like any other. He’s cheeky, funny, and small. He also likes to choose his outfits, and take his shoes off every chance he gets. But unlike most toddlers, he has a Facebook page. It’s called Parker’s Place, where I share his images and show people what a typical day […]

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A Note From The Father of a Married Woman with Down syndrome

By Kat Abianac / August 17, 2015

Paul Daugherty and his wife Kerry together proudly raised their daughter Jillian, who has Down syndrome. Jillian has achieved many incredible things in her life, and last month her parents watched her marry the man of her dreams. Her father, Paul, wants to share some advice with special needs parents- from one parent to another. […]

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