Friday, October 26, 2012

Bright futures await young people with Down syndrome

While it's hard to resist the charm of an adorable tot with Down syndrome,
much of the feedback we receive about the blog conveys appreciation for getting a glimpse into what life is like as an adult with Down syndrome.
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, here are a couple of stories we think you would also enjoy.  The first is about a Patrick Thibodeau.  Patrick is a senior in high school who has Down syndrome.  The Today Show featured a touching piece about the night he got to live his basketball dreams:
Bryann Burgess is an adult with Down syndrome who attends college and lives on campus.  This story gives us a glimpse into her job as an assistant teacher.  Bryann is so polished and articulate, it is apparent that the sky is the limit for this young lady:
As a parent of a little one with Down syndrome, it is incredibly inspirational to see stories like this because they really open my eyes to the possibilities to come.  There are so many wonderful opportunities out there for individuals with special needs to utilize their talents and follow their dreams.  The promise of a vibrant future awaits!


  1. This is wonderful. Thank get me so pumped up for my daughters future.

  2. I'm excited to see what the world will be like when your daughter grows up!