Today is the day that we aim to promote awareness and understanding of Down syndrome and related issues ... and to mobilize support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well being of people with Down syndrome.
Today is the day that we honor our girls ... and all of the other fabulous people with Down syndrome in this world.
In honor of this special day and my love for networking with other completely-inspiring-super-awesome parents of children with Down syndrome ... I present to you Real Life | Down syndrome.
Real Life | Down syndrome is a comprehensive look into raising a child with Down syndrome ... for the parents, by the parents. In other words, it brings the stories of parents across the world to one place. It is broken down into three main categories -- birth stories, life stories and medical hurdles -- allowing parents ... no matter where they are in their journey ... to find other parents that have been in their shoes.
Someone to identify with ... someone to contact when you have questions.
Disclaimer ... I am still perfecting text and tweaking things here and there ... I welcome your suggestions!
- In order to follow each of the three main categories via google reader or other feed, you must separately follow each one. Annoying, I know -- I'm sorry! That is just the way I had to set it up for now and until I have time to make it better, this will have to do.
- The families tab will be updated as needed ... and it is far from complete as it is. So ... if you are not yet listed on the blogroll, please get me your child's name, your blog name and your blog URL so that I can add you.
- The resources tab will also be updated as needed ... and it is also incomplete at this time. If there are any resources that you would like to see added, please let me know.
- The birth stories, life stories and medical hurdles tabs will be updated several times per week. I need your stories! Please contact me for more specific information.