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Meet Consuelo – DSIA’s Newest Board Member

In the June of 2010, my husband Ricky and I found out our daughter would be born with Translation Down syndrome. At this time, I was struggling with the decision of whether or not I would continue my pregnancy. I was completely terrified at the thought of having a child with Down syndrome. I was […]

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month and Birthdays – A Mother’s Refelction

Is it any wonder that they share the same month? This year, Andy asked why is it that I get so emotional on Gabby’s birthday. I don’t have this same overpowering weepiness on Lucy or Evey’s. It’s hard to put into words. 12 years later I can still remember everything about that day. The dimness […]

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He Did It

Recap of Fully Included Kindergarten… I KNOW! I promised to blog more consistently, and, well, somehow a school year has passed! It’s been a whirlwind year of firsts for John Michael… most importantly, he has successfully completed a year of fully included Kindergarten in our kids’ Catholic School and is the first student with Down syndrome […]

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Start with Strengths

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities –Robert Conklin  CLICK HERE to read the full article that talks about Starting with Strengths when talking      about disabilities.  To learn more about […]

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2013- Reflections from a Mom

Well as 2013 comes to a close I have 3 things to look back on this year that I will keep close in my heart and then when I need to feel inspired I will just think back on those moments.  Each moment will help me through various journeys I will go on this year.  […]

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Truth or Dare

Guest blogger: Beth Foraker  “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived or dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”   — John F. Kennedy   Tell me the truth… stop and really consider it. How do you feel about Down syndrome?   Does it gross you out? […]

My Trip to My First National Down Syndrome Convention

Guest Blogger: Katina  Aitkens On Thursday, July 18,  with Isabel, I went to Denver, Colorado.  When we got there we went to our hotel and then to the Convention Center to get our registration packet.  Then we went to dinner in the theater district. On Friday, I went to the Friendship Club.  In the Friendship […]

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Meet Shannon Murphy

I graduated from San Diego State University in May of 2012, with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  During my time at SDSU, my involvement with the California Nursing Students Association taught me the power that a group of committed individuals can have, and the personal rewards that come with making a difference in the […]

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Meet Rosalinda Gray, DSIA’s Newest Board Member

My husband and I began trying for our son in 2010. We were excited to find out right away that I was pregnant with my second child. Six weeks later I sadly miscarried. We began to try again with no luck. After many tests and an MRI of my brain, we discovered I had a […]

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What is Full Inclusion and How Do You Get It?

Guest blogger: Heather Green My daughter, Gabby, is in a fully-included 5th grade classroom. Her school believes in inclusion and has been actively participating for over 20 years. The best thing about this school is not only do they practice full inclusion, they wholeheartedly believe in it.  From the principal to the custodian, their beliefs […]

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