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31 for 21: Awareness and Understanding

Many bloggers are posting each day in October in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Let's be honest for a moment. I seriously doubt my ability to blog for 31 days, but I'm going to give it the old college try. Which is my way of saying, it probably won't happen. It's similar to the… Continue reading 31 for 21: Awareness and Understanding

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Birth to Three, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

The past few posts I've discussed why we use standardized testing to examine communication in children with Down syndrome. Despite the various pros and cons of testing, what I want to make very clear is this - No person can be defined by a test. We are more than our abilities and weaknesses. As parents… Continue reading 31 for 21: Standardized Testing (Part 4 – Emotions)

Family, Post-Secondary, Siblings, Uncategorized

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