5 Things I Wish Others Understood About My Son With Down Syndrome

April 2, 2015 9:01 PM

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5 Things I Wish Others Understood About My Son With Down Syndrome

What gets in the way of my son, who has Down syndrome, being accepted and included is often ignorance about children with disabilities, along with misplaced pity and fear. What I wish others understood about my son would make a real difference in his life.

The two most common descriptors of children with Down syndrome I hear are "happy" and "stubborn." Sure, my son can be both of these, as I can be and really every human being on earth can be. I don't find him to be more of those things over anything else.

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