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Supporting Down Syndrome Owned Businesses

supporting companies owned by people with Down syndrome and/or allies of our community

My Daughter Doesn’t Happen to Have Down Syndrome

A person "happens to have" small and inconsequential things. Like, they "happen to have" a propensity for chocolate milk, they "happen to have" a love of power ballads. Maybe they "happen to have"  freckles. You don't "happen to have" something that will affect every aspect of your life, like Down syndrome does. You just HAVE

The King’s Speech Discussion Questions

The Lit League (Riveting Book & Movie Club with Disability Intersections) chose The King's Speech to watch and discuss. We'll be discussing it on Twitter on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 8pm CT (that's 9pm EST, 6pm PST and 3pm my Hawaiian time 🙂 ) How to Participate:  Start your answer to Q1 with A1, and include #TheKingsSpeech in

Telling, a Poem by Laura Hershey

What you risk telling your story: You will bore them. Your voice will break, your ink spill and stain your coat. No one will understand, their eyes become fences. You will park yourself forever on the outside, your differentness once and for all revealed, dangerous. The names you give to yourself will become epithets. Your

The Best Down Syndrome Awareness Videos

This post is specifically about videos for promoting Down Syndrome Awareness, and they are all easily accessible on YouTube. This post will be updated as new videos come out or are recommended. The Best Down Syndrome Awareness Videos For Kids Not Special Needs Awesome, super funny 2:00 short that's great for anyone, really Everyone Counts:

8 Things To Do For Down Syndrome Acceptance Month!

This post is about Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It includes both easier and harder ideas on how to focus your attention in the direction of our community this month. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month We are aware We are aware that people with Down syndrome are the same as people without: deserving of equal

The Kindness Calendar for Down Syndrome Awareness Month (Free Printable)

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Down Syndrome Acceptance Month! October is Down syndrome Awareness Month in the United States. It's a time that we, as a Down syndrome community, help our larger, mainstream community understand a little more about what Down syndrome actually is, and what it means. It's a time when we celebrate the people

Where I’m Going, What I’m Planning: A Personal Post

It's been a while since I've written a personal post on this blog, isn't it? I've been pretty busy with the lists and resources and things that are useful. But I realized that I haven't caught up with all of you who are my friends and who have been with me for so long here.

The Best Down Syndrome T-Shirts

Down syndrome t-shirts are wearable advocacy, and I've got a smattering of the best Down syndrome t-shirts for you!. Donning garments with bold statements that testify to our beliefs (and allow others to question theirs) is an easy way to help promote acceptance. All the t-shirts I sell here support my site and the work that

Representation Matters! Tea Collection & $100 Clothing Giveaway

This is about Tea Collection and Down syndrome. There are affiliate links in this post (meaning if you click on a photo that leads you to Tea Collection and make a purchase from there, I will get a percentage of their profit - but you pay no more than you would have). Affiliate links are

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