Autism, Family, Uncategorized

DS/ASD as I know it: An interview with an adoptive parent

Everyone wants to have a chance to love and be loved. Everyone deserves a home where they can be accepted for who they are, where all pretenses can be dropped. Unconditionally.

Ages and Stages, Autism, Family, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

DS/ASD as I know it: An interview with Joan Medlen (Part 2)

Families of kids with Down syndrome find themselves in Holland. We go to Mars! But once we’re there we find it’s a great adventure.

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month I’m starting a mini-series on what professionals call dual-diagnosis or a child with both Down syndrome and autism. There are some major differences between the two, but surprisingly - many overlaps. I am not an autism specialist, but have many colleagues who are. We’ll be gleaning from their expertise over… Continue reading Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?