Thursday, February 25, 2010


Over the last 3 years(almost) we have made different choices for our family. Many of those choices revolve around Down syndrome. The motto of the Down syndrome association here is that Down syndrome does not define us, it unites us. Well, I have came to the conclusion that I have allowed Ds to define us. Today I am making the choice that I will no longer allow this to be the case. Before we got involved into all of the therapies and services for Sarah we just played. No goal or reason, just good old playing, and you know kids were excelling!! Not meeting IEP goals, not reaching the next milestone, being kids and doing what kids do best, learning through play and interacting with their environment. No, I am not going to stop the therapies or preschool(ok this is up for debate for next year) for Sarah, but at home we are not going to work on specific goals. We are going to interact, play, and just be a kid. A kid who will learn how to dress, how to talk to others, how to eat with utensils, how to be a person, not a disability, not a label, not an IEP. Today we are making new choices.
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Hua said...


I'm glad to read that you are making new choices for you and your family. This is such an exciting time in your life and I wish the best for you and your family!

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