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Mainstream?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Down Syndrome Mother | 0 comments

Kindergarten’s short bus alternative, euphemistically named “Life Skills,” is what’s being offered by the team of therapists as Eric’s home away from home for the next 20 or so years. In this class, students feign such activities as “going to the store” and “setting the table.”

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He Gets A Pony

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Down Syndrome Mother | 0 comments

I cried, in a good way, when I saw what they want Eric to work on this year. His main goal? Writing his name. This is a kid who can barely speak his name, knows no letters of the alphabet, frankly doesn’t care about the alphabet, and yet they propose to get him to be able to write his name this year. Good luck.

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I’m The Mom

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Down Syndrome Mother | 0 comments

So, people, I’m sorry. It doesn’t really take a village to raise a kid, not in this case. In this case, Mama rules and that is that. Don’t tell me, “It’s okay,” when I’m trying to teach my kid something.

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