It’s that time of year. School has been in session for a few weeks, like Alex’s school, or just starting, like his best friend’s school. With a new school year come new classmates as well. Depending on your child’s age, they may be getting to the point where they notice that some of their classmates … Continue reading My child’s classmate has special needs
It’s a new school year in our part of the world. New school year means new teacher, new class, new classmates, and new worries. Alex had his first day of school this week. We met his teacher at the school open house. Up until then, Alex was anxious for the new school year. He doesn’t … Continue reading First Day of First Grade
Seven years ago today, I was in the hospital giving birth to Alex. Today, he is proudly wearing his dinosaur 7 birthday shirt and talking about the dinosaur exhibit we are seeing this weekend. Tonight we will go out to dinner at his choice of restaurant. Today, we celebrate 7 years of this amazing boy. … Continue reading Seven years old! Where does the time go?
Today marks one year since we began this blog. One year (and two days) since we received Mary’s Down syndrome diagnosis. One year since our world turned upside down for us….again. One year since we decided to share our journey with everyone. What a year it has been too! Mary was born, a wonderful healthy … Continue reading One Year!
My loved one just found out their child has special needs. What can I do/say? What should I not do/say? First off, kudos to you for wanting to be the best support person you can be for your loved one. Finding out your child has special needs can be hard news to take. Feeling helpless … Continue reading Supporting a new parent
Mary had an audiology check-up recently. Since she had recently turned 6 months old, it was time for several major check-ups (one year will be the big one). The location was familiar to me since it was in the same building, even the same floor, as where Alex had his speech therapy prior to starting … Continue reading Audiology Checkup-6 months
We recently had the 6 month checkup at the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome. This time, we met with the large team. This included a Physical Therapist, Occupation Therapist, Speech Therapist, Nutritionist, and Pediatrician. Three of the team members were the same people we met at our first visit . The Physical Therapist and Nutritionist … Continue reading Down Syndrome Center: visit 2