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Issue 13 - 2008

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Zeidy Gluck z’l by Sarah Sander (2 comments)
How does one write about a Tati/Zeidy whose first yahrtzeit is approaching? How do we stop the flow of tears and ease the crushing pain in our hearts? How does one gain comfort and solace by the beauty of the memories Zeidy Gluck created during his lifetime and especially so during his grandparenting years? (read more...)

Who Are You Calling Stupid? by Alexandra K (1 comment)
Thoughts on commonly used, if ill contemplated expressions (read more...)

When We Wondered... (no comments yet)
Written by the mother of a Bar Mitzvah boy with Down syndrome and sent along with the simcha invitations (read more...)

When We Wondered III - Special Nachas by T.M. - mother of the bar mitzva boy (no comments yet)
A moving and inspiring poem by the mother of a bar mitzva boy with Down Syndrome (read more...)

When We Wondered II by E.M. - an inspired uncle (no comments yet)
A poem written by the uncle of a barmitzva boy with Down Syndrome (read more...)

Up Syndrome - Issue 13 (no comments yet)
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Thoughts by Chaya Tavin (no comments yet)
I have a niggling question in the back of my mind. What if he isn’t one of these high functioning wonder DS kids? What if he doesn’t learn to play three instruments? What if he can’t be mainstreamed or hold down a regular job, or learn all of Tanach... (read more...)

Thirty Moons' Mystery (no comments yet)
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The honest truth... by Leah J. and Sarah Sander (no comments yet)
The mother of a newly adopted child with Down Syndrome asks for advice (read more...)

Smiles of an Angel by Deborah French (no comments yet)
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Mothers Speak: Physicians Often Fall Short When Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis (no comments yet)
A survey of mothers in the January issue of Pediatrics found that physicians remain overwhelmingly negative in communicating a diagnosis of Down syndrome in newborn infants. Mothers offer ten specific recommendations for improvement. (read more...)

IEPs According to Dr. Seuss (no comments yet)
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Hey Dads!!! Some Thoughts on Men and Grief by Ian John (1 comment)
Contrary to popular belief, it's OK for men to cry. Don't feel you're a failure as a Dad if you do. (read more...)

Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome (no comments yet)
Elaboration of the recommendations made in the previous issue, as well as other information designed to promote optimal health care for individuals with Down Syndrome (read more...)

Ask The Professional by Etty Terebelo OTR (no comments yet)
Questions asked to Etty Terebelo (read more...)

Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs - Myths and Realities (no comments yet)
The reality of advocating for your special needs child (read more...)

A Meaning Beyond by Dubbie Simon (no comments yet)
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A Humorous Look at... Law and Disorders by Lori Miller Fox (no comments yet)
A light-hearted view of some of the labels and names people give to special children (read more...)

A Chronology of Emotions by Beverly Beckham (no comments yet)
I Will Have to Apologize to Her Someday... a grandmother's mixed feelings about her special granddaughter (read more...)