Bits and Bobs about Down syndrome...
I was crushed both by the sheer love I felt for her and the life I pictured for her
When your adult child has a learning disability, is running their social media controlling them?
@kathleenhumberstone Breaking News: May 9th, 2019 by Denise Humberstone “Sign language made compulsory in all UK educational establishments from nurseries to universities, all government bodies, all work places, all media and entertainment industries starting January 2020 in honour of Deaf Awareness Week!!! The deaf community can’t believe their ears and must have had them burning … Continue reading Deaf Awareness Week 2019
They’re done with clicking their heels in vain and shooting themselves in the foot by not standing tall with both feet on the ground!
From your side of the gate, we may appear as underdogs, even as dark horses at times, but what we are is your last epiphany. So please, unlock those gates and let us show you how wrong you’ve been until now and how FLAWSOME WE ARE!
Disabilities don’t make anybody a saint, so there’s no guarantee they’ll like you but I bet you’ll come out totally baffled! And whether or not you like them will stem for a reason that has NOTHING to do with disabilities, which is the whole point!
I can tell you with utter clarity that it's been a privilege to care for my daughter. She's been the life I never knew I needed.
The day my arrogance saved my daughter when my ignorance might have obliterated her...
I cried before, during and after. I am just so darn proud of this young woman. Hearts should be made of Spandex because, really, mine has run out of space to store all the love I fell for her and my other 2. All she could say on the way back home in the car, and until she fell asleep, was: Can you believe it? I got my own medal!!