In two days we go for the peanut's ASD assessment. This will be the first time that he has been evaluated by a professional who can (hopefully) tell us if his speech/language delay is in the normal range, or if it is part of a larger developmental problem....more
Many of you may know that DC is obsessed with food. He has breakfast and he is already worried about lunch. After lunch we move on to:“Dinner is later after that” – he always seems to add “after that” when he talks about “later”....more
This year I’m really going to do it. I’m going to get my garden in shape and enjoy it instead of feeling guilty every time I look out the window or walk through the neglected yard. This will require some rethinking of what I expect from my little plot of land. It’s glory days as a prime stop on our historic neighborhood’s garden walk (under a previous owner, of course) are long gone. But that’s okay. I’m going to embrace it for what it is. ...more
"I don't want Down syndrome," my 12-year-old daughter, D'Andra, told me one hot summer day. "I want it to go away, Mom," she said. I shook my head and told her that I couldn't tell an extra monochrome to disappear....more
In order to secure the right to live and to be educated, the Ponty Chadha Foundation is running special school for the mentally challenged children. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan provides educational facilities for developing emotionally, cognitively, morally, kinesthetically and spiritually. The objectives are to:...more
Becoming a parent changed the way I ate. As a mother of a child with Down syndrome, the world morphed into a whole new way of thinking. Jamie Oliver's got a fantastic video made with Ed Sheeran and featuring other celebrities, bringing awareness to the desperate need we have as a society to change the way we eat at home, in school, and as a planet. He's launched a social media campaign: Sign It/Share It about food education and tackling the health issues of obesity and health.