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Category: Parent to Parent

Javier's Occupational Therapy Journey: Building a Bridge to My Son
Published April 10, 2020
By Denny, Javier's Mom In April of 2017, our son, Javier, was diagnosed with Autism and required substantial support. Unsure and confused about what exactly this meant, I felt a big piece of my heart go numb. As parents, we try to study and learn ev…
Life with Trisomy 21: Catalena's Story
Published March 20, 2020
By Priscilla, Cat's Mom When people tell you that you don't know love until you're a parent, it's true. When Catalena first looked up at me with her little baby eyes, it was like time stopped. The world was still. I knew she was going to make my lif…
Life with Trisomy 18: Dawson's Story
Published March 13, 2020
By Renae, Dawson's Mom Dawson is an amazing little boy! He brings such joy to our lives. He has the most perfect little smile. Although he is non-verbal, he communicates with his eyes and hands to make us feel so loved. Whether he is hanging out in …
Life with Trisomy 21: Ally's Story
Published March 6, 2020
By Margaret, Ally's Mom As we approach World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we were asked to share a little about our daughter Alison (Ally). There is so much to write about, but I think our focus should be about how such a small little girl has m…
The Beauty of Melia's Feeding Tube
Published Feb. 7, 2020
“There are different ways to feed your baby, and they are all beautiful,” Heather says. “I hope more people learn that during Feeding Tube Awareness Week.” When her daughter Melia Grace was born last summer, Heather wasn’t familiar with all the dif…