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The Down Syndrome Diary Appears on Verizon.com

One of our picks for summer reading is highlighted this week on Verizon.com! “Fortunately, Jamie went online and found blogs written by other parents of Down Syndrome kids. She gained comfort when she read that, while some things will be

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Our New Newsletter: Story News

Summer Reading List
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Sharing Stories Magazine

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Fiction Wing is Open!

Fiction

Hello friends! I’ve made a commitment to work on our libraries – both for children and adults –  this year.  I’ve finished the list of children’s literature that contains references to Down syndrome and you can check that out here. 

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Q19: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

What do you think about the end of the book? “My impossible dream is to find somebody to love.” P 205 What was your overall impression of the book?   Did you read Grace’s book?

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Q18: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

Part Six:  A Big News   “My Real Truth I don’t know how to describe me as a real person Sometimes I can’t even control my hot anger Like a volcano’s magma fire anger There is something more about my

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Q17: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

Part Five:  Me, as a Real Person McFarland writes about what she sees as a downside to being “high functioning.” “As I read about Jason Kingsley, I recognize similarities with Grace’s story. Her high functioning, her ability to read and

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Q16: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

McFarlane accompanies Grace and her family to the World Down Syndrome Congress in Vancouver in August 2006.  She has a typical reaction to being immersed in the conference setting. “…here Grace is the norm and Jessica and I are not.”

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Q15: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

McFarlane and her daughter witness a frightening incident in a department store. A young woman with Down syndrome appeared to be having a behavioral episode. Afterward McFarlane reminisces about her feelings during the event. “Why had those words – She’s

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Q14: Writing With Grace

Writing With Grace

Q 17.  McFarlane talks about attending the Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in 2011. In a session moderated by Gail Williamson (the disability community’s top talent agent) she meets Gail’s son Blair and Lauren Potter, two actors who have Down syndrome. 

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