Family, Parent Resources, Siblings, Uncategorized

3 for 21 Hop: Relationship Advice

Truth: Having a sibling with Down syndrome is beautiful. And ugly. And messy. And fulfilling. You can't put a single label on relationship. Tip: If your family is the solar system, don't make your child with *special needs* the sun. To understand this better, read Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Picture: Sibling shenanigans, Christmas 2011 See… Continue reading 3 for 21 Hop: Relationship Advice

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Family, Siblings, Uncategorized

3 Truths for 3/21: Fallacy, Fact, and Photo

[Fallacy: "Focusing on one syndrome [professionally] must be incredibly monotonous." (I've honestly heard this comment) Fact: Au contraire!  More varied than you can imagine, it has been the best experience of my career. Photo: The first person I met with Down syndrome. My sister April Joy, on the day she came home from the hospital, April 1988 Thanks to Meriah Nichol's… Continue reading 3 Truths for 3/21: Fallacy, Fact, and Photo

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Woman with Down syndrome saves lives through blood donation

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month and I want to start the month off right by making you aware of an amazing young woman- My sister, April Joy Meyers Today April achieved her goal of donating 1 gallon of blood. Over the last few years she has been dedicated to the cause and frequently donates.… Continue reading Woman with Down syndrome saves lives through blood donation

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A family picture

I missed a spur of the moment visit with my brother Derek last night. Why? Because I'm a working mom - pick up from preschool, go home to sick son, husband teaching college night class... Derek is #2 in the line of the 6 Meyers siblings. He is studying industrial design at Va. Tech and we get to… Continue reading A family picture