World Down Syndrome Day- A Day to Showcase How Capable our Community Is

photo credit: Stephanie Ann Schnizlein

Guest Blog by Playhouse Mom- Michele Riederer

We did not know of Thomas’ diagnosis until after birth but, I can tell you that I spent A LOT of time thinking about what life will look like for him.

I thought about how he will get the support and help he needs to find his way in a world that doesn’t value his gifts.

I thought about how I was going to work harder than anyone to be his biggest advocate.

Last year, several Down syndrome organizations started a campaign to change what images pop up when you Google “Down syndrome”.

Some of the images out there are crude, intimidating and a little scary.

But what if you saw real people and heard real stories instead?

Our work is never done and we will continue to show the world that people with Down syndrome are capable of so much more and their diagnosis is only a little piece of them.


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