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Web site updated October 18, 2010
There is a Light at the end of the tunnel… …the Light is the ACHIEVEMENTS of your child!

When we talk about achievements, we do not differentiate that it is really good for one of those kids with Trisomy 21.

There are no MINOR achievements. Every achievement is a building block to a successful life.

 

We know that they are as capable as the same successes as anyone else.

We also know the reality that more than 99.99998% of those children with this condition are going to be denied the opportunity to get there. 

The odds for your child being in that .002% for success on your own are pretty well like winning the lottery.

It is not your fault, and it most definitely is not your child’s fault. It has nothing to do with luck.

Because you are human and have a heart, you are going to do what parents do.

It is your child, and a little here and a little there, you start to make allowances.

You need that objective overview that keeps the bar of success used for everyone up in its place.

Because you are human and have a heart, you are going to do what parents do. It is your child, and a little here and a little there, you start to make allowances. You need that objective overview that keeps the bar of success used for everyone up in its place.

Your child with Trisomy 21 needs a workable plan that builds on successes and achievements.

Brain function determines cognitive ability, but the brain can grow and develop. Neural pathways are the wiring in the brain, and they can be created and developed.

The brain will use the strongest ones to do the jobs that need doing. 
It takes a village to raise a child.
 

Families have a role to play in the child with Trisomy 21 realizing success. They need to have the same expectations for their child as any other parent would have for a child without challenges. 
 


 

There is a saying that “it takes little effort to get to the rubble at the foot of the mountain; the challenge is getting to the top of the mountain! ”

The best part about getting to the top of the first mountain is that you can see the tops of the other mountains, and because you did one, you can try for the next. 

Your child needs the success of catching SOME of the lights overhead. 
 

Sometimes you have to listen to their explanation to see the whole picture!

 

 
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