World Down Syndrome Day Lesson Plan

World Down Syndrome Day Lesson Plan

World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21st (3/2), chosen to represent the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome expressed in individuals with Down syndrome.  The following lesson plan was created to help raise awareness in my son‘s second grade class about Down syndrome.  In addition to the plan, I…

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The (sometimes funny) reality of Down syndrome

The (sometimes funny) reality of Down syndrome

Down syndrome used to be a scary thing to me.  I had a vague idea of what it meant, but tried not to give it much thought.  Having a child with Down syndrome was something that happened to other people.  Until eight years ago.  When my first son was born. …

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Bringing Back the Mix Tape

Bringing Back the Mix Tape

I am a long time lover of mix tapes.  I made my first ones as a young teen sitting anxiously by my radio all day, fingers hovered over the record button waiting for the first notes of a favorite song to play.  Every song on the tape started with a…

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