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Q17: Loving Andrew – Chapter 15

Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome

“I not have a girlfriend…I’m ready for it.” …Ben rejected the suggestion of a girl like him: “I don’t date Down syndrome girls. I want real girls.”” P. 165 This sentiment may seem prejudiced or even odd to people outside

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Q19: Life With Charley – Pwomp and Circumstance

Romantic relationships can be difficult, for parents. Unfortunately, the object of your affection doesn’t always love you back, as Charley found out. “Jamie got boyfwent,” he announced one day while watching a movie. “Dat guy cherk.” Welcome to the world

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Q12: Life With Charley – Mr. Sticky Fingers

In this chapter, Sherry talks about Charley’s bad habit of taking things that aren’t his. Charley is always coming home with possessions. Magazines, catalogs, batteries, DVDs, CDs (at one point, we noticed the bibles at church were disappearing. Sure enough,

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Q34: Adventures in the Mainstream

Q 34)  “Vicki moved in today, and Ned couldn’t be happier.  She will pal around with him three afternoons a week while I stay at KCTS and Cathy is at the Children’s Festival.  It should work out fine, although I

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Q33: Adventures in the Mainstream

Q 33)  “I’ve heard far too many people tell my son and his parents how “cute” it is that he has a girlfriend.  Ned’s a twenty-two-year-old man.  He may be part of a cute couple, but there’s nothing cute about

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Q15: Adventures in the Mainstream

Q15)  “…Dennis the Waiter teased Ned that Crystal must be his girlfriend.  Teasing little kids about their romantic interests, on the assumption they have none, is standard non-parent behavior.  But Ned isn’t a little kid.  He’s a twenty-year-old man, and

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