Overnight I became his legal guardian, and embarked on a life-changing journey.
Fear is a natural part of parenting, but we owe it to our children to believe they are capable of anything.
We started this new adventure almost two years ago. I was excited for him to start attending a mainstream classroom. Being born with Down syndrome should never limit our kids’ chances to be part of the world and experience typical stuff, like attending a typical classroom and interacting with typical kids. Those millions of dollars […]
Disponible en Español, aquí As parents of children with Down syndrome or special needs, we all have hopes for positive change every new year. We’ve come so far in the last 10 years or so with respect to how people with special needs are perceived and treated, but there is still much to be done. […]
Disponible en Español, aquí Statistics say that divorce rates are higher when talking about parents of children with special needs. Many times the diagnosis or condition of the child, is pointed as the first cause of divorce; but being honest and sincere about it. You don’t get divorced because your child has special needs, but […]
Disponible en Español, aquí When I try to understand the reasons behind the rough times, I can only think of my grandma. I have never met someone braver than her. She took care of three of her kids until their last day; one of them was my mother, who passed away when she was only […]
Disponible en Español, aquí December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This celebration, created by the United Nations, seeks to celebrate over one billion people worldwide living with some kind of disability. Disability is so natural that this number equals 15% or more of the total population of the world. Many people […]
Disponible en Español, aquí I had a lot to learn on my own, but mostly, I learned from my children. And I think my experiences may not be so different from those of other parents of kids with special needs. They have a lot to teach us, and here are the six most important things […]