Fun Online Courses for Adults with Down Syndrome

Learning with Friends

If you have an adult loved one who has Down syndrome, I’m guessing you have read “IF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME RULED THE WORLD” by Dennis McGuire, PhD. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend reading the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt as a sneak peek:

“If people with Down syndrome ruled the world:

Music

 

  • Elvis, The Beatles, and the Beach Boys would still be number 1 on the hit

Heart Surgery and Happy Endings

The Best Endings Aren’t

They all lived happily ever…pleased me as a child. Even as an adult, I like a story to have a “happy ending.” In real life, though, how many happy endings are there, really? I shudder to think.

I often Focus on Beginnings

For example, the beginning of Marcus, my first and only child: A beautiful (of course) son, born with deep blue eyes (which stayed blue), a heart defect (which needed repair), and a triplicate of the 21st chromosome.

When he was nearly two years old and weighed only 18 pounds, I carried him through the hospital doors the

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What Are The Odds – Kari Wagner Peck

Note: this post includes affiliate links, a giveaway, and opinions galore!

There is so much I want to tell you about Kari and also about her son, Thorin. Thorin reminds me so much of a little Marcus, what with his endless imagination and knack for monster storytelling. Just last week, Kari shared on her blog, “A Story While Making Dinner” 

Kari and I are a lot alike, too. We are both writers, and mothers, and wishing for a more tolerant universe. I feel like the Wagner-Peck household feels a bit

The Storyteller and the Truth – Part One

 

I remember emotional points, touch the bruises, and swim in the revelation. However, I have a terrible memory for dates. At what age did I learn to ride a bike? When was my first road trip? Even important moments, like when did my son take his first steps? When did he begin using complete sentences? Or when did he start, really start, to tell me the stories that play though his imagination? Marcus just turned 27 and I think I’ve been saying “for over ten years” for three, maybe four, years.

I could dig back into the notebooks. There are