After the airing of CBS’s feature story “What kind of society do you want to live in?: Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing” — many of my friends and loved ones messaged me, appalled by a mindset that seems to permeate the cultural and secular belief systems that many Icelanders seem to embrace. […]
World Down Syndrome Day
Every year we do different things to increase awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (3/21...get it?). Last year we attended a Baby Sign Time concert and participated in a balloon release, hosted by the DSPNT (Down syndrome Partnership of North Texas). It was an incredible event that both boys enjoyed, especially the cookies and Cokes. In 2015, I posted a blog entry on the DSDN website in an effort to participate in the social media movement #lifewithDS. This space on mamability.com will be devoted to these events and experiences -- future opportunities to celebrate people with Down syndrome and their loved ones on World Down Syndrome Day! Most likely I will post narratives and photos that depict and describe how we participate WDSD, an occasion that used to be an average day to us, but has become a highly anticipated "holiday" in our home!
It all began last fall. A dear friend of mine from graduate school, Lauren, also happens to be the TEDxACU director at Abilene Christian University. Ironically, even though we are both ACU grads, Lauren and I initially crossed paths as students in Texas A&M University’s doctoral program hosted by the Department of Communication. We were in […]
Welcome Back Wildcat! — A TEDxACU Talk Brings me Back to ACU I am so excited to announce that this year, 3 days after World Down syndrome Day, I have been invited to give a TEDxACU presentation at Abilene Christian University! When it comes to campus affiliations, I might have a little bit of an identity […]
Exciting news about WDSD 2017 coming soon!