People with Disability and their RIGHTS

The strange concept around people with disabilities and their RIGHTS. Now this concept is not actually form the people with disabilities, but from others (mainly service providers).Now let me just clarify, I am NOT saying people with disabilities don’t have RIGHTS…so, before we start, just remove that idea from your minds…. I believe every human being has the RIGHT to …

Down syndrome & the missing Gene

 The missing Gene…People with Ds gain a chromosome, however it seems they also lose a gene…a gene that others seem to have an abundance of, and how it complicates life. I call it – the BS GENE.. Yes, the BS gene…you know the one…the one that seems to clutter the minds of those of us with 46 chromosomes every time …

Teaching an old Ds new tricks

I am sitting at my desk, watching Chloe arrive home from Burke & Beyond. She catches public transport.  I gave her a call to buy some milk on the way home. So, firstly she popped into the supermarket, bought the milk, wandered over to the train station, then caught the bus from the station this end & wandered down the …

Something to think about…

 True Colors -MattyB Raps Cover featuring Olivia KayToday, I am cheating….less words – more visual, but so much impact.How amazing it is when our younger generation ‘GET’ acceptance – inspite their parents fears!!! AND how beautiful & touching that the 2 kids who were frowned upon and outcasted, just for being different, still had amazing heart to happily share their …

Down syndrome people or us the burden?

Well now, that is an interesting concept!If we listen to some people they are not backward in coming forward about how people with Ds are an economic burden on our society…especially when their loving parents or guardians have died and they become the responsibility of the State.  Now I have already spoken about the fact that young people with Ds …

Down syndrome – A life sentence NOT!!!!

 I was asked on radio recently whether I think people with Ds get a bad rap. OF COURSE they DO!!! When a woman is pregnant, do you hear them say: “It’s now time for your ultrasound to see if your baby has Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome or anything else for that matter”? No, everyone who has had a baby …

A Little Bit Down syndrome

How often do I hear that!! “Jane is not as severe as Peter….Sally is very Down syndrome…”Almost every radio interviewer I have spoken to this week ( and there have been many) has mentioned something about the varying degrees of Ds.Well Guys, I am here to blow that concept right out of the water!!There is NO SUCH THING AS DEGREES …

Smashing Barriers WITHIN Disability

Yes, you read that right….WITHIN disability.  We always hear about people with disabilities needing to break down the barriers with people without disabilities. I believe, that whilst this is extremely important, we actually need to find a way to get the barriers broken down within the disability services. As a mum of a 23yo daughter with Down syndrome, nothing frustrates …

I am NOT Down syndrome.

Since the Baby Gammy incident (the little baby with Down syndrome left in Thailand by its parents after being told about the babies Down syndrome, (pictured) I have constantly been hearing about the Down syndrome baby. What is that??? It sound like a new species or something…and yes we are saying this In 2014…the 21st century! With all the amazing …

Dawkins and Disability

Who would have known, that one ignorant post from a narrow minded man, would have turned my world upside down in a week.It all started when I like most of the world, was outraged after seeing the disgusting post from Richard Dawkins on how a mother should abort a child if they know it has the condition known as Down …