Articles in the "Perspectives" section

Looking at life with Downs from another angle.

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Thoughts by Chaya Tavin
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...)

Hey Dads!!! Some Thoughts on Men and Grief by Ian John
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...)

A Jewish View of Disability by As told to Barbara Bensoussan by Michael Levy
How does the Torah see disability, and is it an impairment? Michael Levy argues that it's not. (read more...)

Raising Yehuda by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
A father's thoughts on his new baby boy (read more...)

Inclusion vs. Self-Contained, Why Does it Sound Like a Grudge Match? by Kim Orlando
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Don't Let Me Fall by Shifra Bar Memel
Two hours ago I delivered a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. When she came out, she seemed normal to me. I asked, Is she normal? (read more...)

Surprise by Perel Levy, Yerushalayim, Israel
Any first-born child causes an upheaval in the house. There are many changes to get used to. A special child caused an especially big upheaval. (read more...)

Hashgacha Pratis: My Own Experience
It was the winter of ‘88-’89 and my sister and I were expecting babies. The excitement was tremendous; both our previous "babies" were well over 3 years old. (read more...)

Greeting From Miami Beach
Originally, our reason for taking this trip was a severe lingering cough that was racking my body for over two months. It was also a good opportunity to get away from it all. Yes, I am very honest. (read more...)

To All Special Mothers by Rana Hershkowitz
Years ago, when my child was first diagnosed, I had a friend who ran a `shmiras haloshon` group and also had a special child. (read more...)

We Give The Love We Got
I was expecting my sixth child and my family, especially the children, were very excited. (read more...)

Letter From The Rebbe
The following is a letter written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt’l to the director of an organization dealing with mentally retarded citizens. (read more...)

Special Education for Special Children by Suzanne Kushner - England
Chiddushei Harim teaches that the Almighty has many treasure chests in Heaven, all filled with an ample supply of every type of Beracho. (read more...)

Two Families by Dr. Stephen Glicksman
I met two families today. (read more...)

An Empty Chair by Anne Silber
In 1933, when I was born and placed for adoption, the system had no regard for the fact that I had a Jewish mother. (read more...)

Holland - Before and After by T.G. - London, England
Before I came to Holland (read more...)

The Rose and The Thorn
A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. (read more...)

Chicken Pox Are Normal by Chaya Tavin
It wasn't much of a surprise. His older brother had gotten over his chicken pox the week before. (read more...)

What's In A Name? by Sarah Sander
Moishey is our second child. (read more...)

Please Hashem, Can We Have Some More? by Andi Tanzer
First, 'Yasher Koach' on the beautiful, encouraging, positive publication "Down Syndrome Amongst Us". (read more...)

The Way It Used To Be
I used to pass the child in the street (read more...)

It Could Be So Much Worse by Nancy Goodfellow
Keeping a good perspective on life makes you realise what you really have (read more...)

Challenges by Chaya Tavin
With siyatta diShmaya you can get through (read more...)

Keyboard by Chaya Tavin
Looking at the frustrations of life through his eyes (read more...)

Pleas For Help by T.F. & Leah Hurwitz
Two pleas for help (read more...)