If You’re Worried About a World Without Down Syndrome, Read This and Share

My Most Important Job

Roughly 27 years ago the universe looked over my resume, took into account my previous experience, my qualifications, and my goals and gave me a job that I was totally – I mean utterly – unqualified for.

Parent.

And as an added bonus and complete surprise, the universe also immediately promoted me, as a show of good faith, to the role of “special needs parent.”

The application process was cleverly disguised, I won’t bore you with those details but the final result was a new lifelong job with

#WDSD16 The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome Book Tour & Giveaway

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We are super excited to kick off March 2016 and the #WDSD16 buildup with another virtual book tour of The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome, complete with another grand prize giveaway! Woop Woop!

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The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome:
Advice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood

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Why you won’t find a Life Expectancy Stat in The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Life Expectancy When Jen Jacob asked the seemingly straightforward question on Facebook during Down Syndrome Awareness Month: ”What was life expectancy for someone with Down syndrome in 1910? What is it today?” This prompted a short “earful” from me, because the answer is not as easy as people are led to believe.

Introducing The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome

 

PGTDS - bToday let’s talk about the newly published book, The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome.

(Insert quiet side squeal of delight. Clear throat. Begin again.)

Dear New Parents,

In the spring of 2015, the original title suggested by Adams Media included the phrase: “new parents.” So as Jen and I began our drafts, new parents and the idea of speaking to new parents, lingered in the forefront of my mind.