Posts Tagged ‘Downs Syndrome’

Last Wednesday was World Down Syndrome Day 2018. This video is a carpool karaoke style lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day featuring 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri’s multi-platinum selling track, “A Thousand Years”. The mums are all part of a Facebook group known as “Designer Genes” […]


Today we celebrate what a gift those with Down Syndrome are to our world. They bring us much joy and play a vital role in our lives and communities. Sadly, 90% of babies with Down Syndrome are aborted.


With all the recent press regarding the new test for mother’s who may be carrying a child with Down’s Syndrome let’s remind ourselves of what’s important.  This video says it all and I love it!


*taken from SPUC Scotland**   By Rachel McKenzie Posted December 18, 2015 Andrew Waters loved to dance, and swim.  He took part in drama groups.  He was loved by his family and friends.   At 51, Andrew, like many people with Down Syndrome, and without it, he had the onset of early dementia.  So he […]


When women are given a prenatal diagnosis of disability it can be huge shock and alot of support and advice is needed as well as information.  This story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3272622/Pregnant-mom-reveals-devastation-finding-unborn-baby-syndrome-says-love-child-no-matter-what.html  gives us the very real reaction mothers can have, in this case finding out the diagnosis is Downs Syndrome.  Fear of the unknown is the first reaction […]


I’m not sure when this prize was awarded exactly,  but it is such a positive sign in the world, a bit like when Blessed Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize all those years ago.  A post to make you feel the world is not such a bad place after all!     Thibault  de […]


This little video will brighten your day 🙂 It shows what is possible when we welcome people who are different into our lives.  They can teach us so much and bring so much to what can be a dreary world.  These classmates show what is possible and how much can be achieved. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/the-darling-young-girl-who-befriended-a-down-syndrome-boy-q10276  




Main stream articles about children born with Downs Syndrome can often show us how society in general view children with disabilities.  Therefore it was so heartening to read this articlhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3202825/How-does-family-cope-one-twin-perfect-health-s-Syndrome-love-optimism-s-truly-humbling.htmle   in the Daily Mail which shows us that this family have welcomed their twin boy, Josh with the same love they show to their other […]