Celebrating difference

My characters have taught me a lot. When I first started Embers, a character I hadn’t planned on showed up on the page. Alex was 15, a star basketball player at his high school and a favourite target of the school’s bullying trio. He also had Down syndrome. As I wrote my story, it was…… Continue reading Celebrating difference

Reimagining a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome

New parents of children born with Down syndrome are typically given a very dire outlook on their child’s future. That is, if they haven’t been counseled months earlier to have an abortion and terminate that child’s life. Some are surprised with the news at the birth of their baby, all scans having been normal throughout…… Continue reading Reimagining a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome

Back-to-school daze

Remember when back to school meant shopping for supplies, buying new clothes and seeing friends you had missed all summer? This year, our kids are facing a very different kind of back to school season. No matter what it looks like, let’s not forget to celebrate! Take those awkward back to school pictures, buy the…… Continue reading Back-to-school daze