Friday, 15 April 2016

Weekend reading and viewing: 16 - 17 April 2016


The Good, The Needed, The Awesome – A #WDSD16 Wrap Up
Mardra Sikora, Grown Ups and Downs, 10 April 2016
For you other geeks out there, I will now share about our #WDSD experience. For those of you who stick with me, there is an extra special treat at the end, the nugget Marcus shared with me at the end of the day ...

Dads support and inspire each other
Geoff Lewis, Parent to Parent (NZ) March 2016
For Keith Maynard, training as a Support Parent for parent to parent has taught him not only how to work with other people, but also a lot about himself ...


Global Down Syndrome Foundation, 8 March 2016
... The most recent guidelines for adults with Down syndrome were published in 2001 and the fifteen years since have been marked with many advancements in the areas of medical care and research surrounding Down syndrome. Most notably, the life expectancy for someone born with Down syndrome has more than doubled since 1983, from 25 years to 60 years today. With this dramatic advancement, the Down syndrome community faces new challenges including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease ... 

The Long Reach of Inclusive Education
Todd Grindal, Huffington Post, 1 April 2016
... Throughout the World Down Syndrome Day event, people with Down syndrome discussed how being included in their families, schools, and communities helped them build rich and fulfilling lives ... The reach of inclusive education is long — it both supports the development of skills and abilities for people with Down syndrome and contributes to creating an environment where they can use those skills to fully participate in their communities.

The Secret of Liam
2016 Disability Film Challenge, 5 April 2016


Fostering Friendships
InCharge, 10 February 2014
At once heavily sought after and frustratingly elusive, friendships are nonetheless vital for a full and meaningful life. Here we discuss some useful pointers to keep in mind ...

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