Monday, April 17, 2017

Speaking to Your Child’s Classmates About Down Syndrome

My daughter Sophie is almost fourteen. She has Down syndrome. She’s in eighth grade and has been mainstreamed since her earliest preschool days. A few weeks ago, she invited me to speak at Career Day at her middle school. She wanted me to talk about the book I wrote about her. Turns out, what Sophie really wanted was for me to explain Down syndrome to the other kids at her school. I was floored. And I felt terrible. Since Sophie was born, her father and I have been so focused on getting her what she needs — government services, therapies,…
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