Essays

You will Dream New Dreams

February 7, 2012

  This lovely collection of essays by parents of children with special needs is similar to Gifts, but is not exclusively about children with Down syndrome.  The book contains many chapters about DS, but as a parent I actually found it interesting to read about children with other conditions.  These days we often meet  people who are [...]

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Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

July 20, 2011

Three years ago when my daughter was born, I received a special book – Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich their Lives. The editor, Kathryn Lynard Soper, a writer who has a son with Down syndrome, worked with several other mothers to form a collection of personal stories expressing the blessings children [...]

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Gifts

March 25, 2011

After my daughter was born, one of my mother’s sisters found the book Gifts and purchased several copies to send to the women in my family, including my sisters, my mom, and another aunt.  Gifts is a collection of heartfelt essays by mothers of children with Down syndrome.  As the title suggests, the overall premise of the book [...]

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