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Your Resilience Is Not Forgotten

By Laura Hayner People are always praising parents for their babies being good sleepers, great eaters, getting their first tooth, or hitting their developmental milestones, bu...

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The Birth of an Advocate

By Larina Pierce It started just over ten years ago with the birth of our first daughter, Camille, who has Down syndrome. When a child with special needs is born, a parent-adv...

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Dear Me

Dear Me: I know you just got that awful phone call.  The one that told you the news you didn’t want to hear.  Your sweet, unborn baby, the baby you’ve dreamed of your wh...

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The Right Professional Will Make ALL the Difference

Finding the right professional team is critical to the success of your Special Needs Plan.  “Success” of a Special Needs Plan should be defined as having clarity regardin...

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Make a New Friend!

Make a New Friend Today; especially if they have Down Syndrome!...

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Why hire someone with Down syndrome?

Employing people with Down syndrome (Ds) is more than just about doing good; it's about doing what's doing good for your business....

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INCLUSION. Is it easy? No. Is it possible? Yes.

INCLUSION. Is it easy? No. Is it possible? Yes. We advocate for inclusion of ALL individuals with Down syndrome every day....

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Welcome to Holland

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagin...

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Down Syndrome on TV: Conversations About “Born This Way”

As parents, sometimes we want a peek into the future. What kind of job will our children have? Who will they pick as their partner? Will they ever stop leaving piles of clo...

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