In the Media

Enjoying the Small Things

February 1, 2012

About two years ago, someone sent me a link to this birth story.  (Warning: if you click, have tissues handy!)  I couldn’t get over the vivid honesty in the way the author, Kelle Hampton, described the birth of her daughter. As one friend I forwarded it to said, “It is so beautiful. And so difficult.”  So much [...]

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Greece is the Word

July 6, 2011

My husband was born and raised in Greece, and I absolutely love the dimension that getting to know his culture and a bit of the Greek language has added to my life.  His immediate family all still live there, so we are very privileged to be able to travel to Greece every couple of years for [...]

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Interview with Evan Sneider, star of Girlfriend

June 10, 2011

The film Girlfriend premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall with the distinction of being the first feature film to star an actor with Down syndrome.  Writer and director Justin Lerner went to high school with Evan Sneider, the young man who inspired the film and was then cast in the leading role.  This past week, [...]

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Not Acceptable

May 25, 2011
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Last night the season finale of Glee aired on Fox, and nestled between segments of the program was a unique Public Service Announcement. This video clip is now going viral online with more than 100 000 hits since last night. Some may find it quite shocking as a number of offensive slurs are used in [...]

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Down Syndrome Hits Prime Time

April 26, 2011

About a year after my daughter was born, the television series Glee burst onto the scene.  A sucker for show tunes and musical theatre, I quickly became hooked on this upbeat portrait of high school life.  Several months into the series, a new character was introduced: Becky Jackson, a student with Down syndrome.  Becky, played by actress [...]

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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2011

 March 21st marks World Down Syndrome Day, the 3/21 referencing the third copy of the 21st chromosome which characterizes Down syndrome. Who knew?  I certainly didn’t three years ago as I began my maternity leave and waited for my little one to be born.  Three and a half weeks later, we both entered a new world.  I find it hard to believe that three [...]

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