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Posted by Ellen Dale on March 20, 2000 at 21:59:01:

In Reply to: Re: I NEED HELP posted by Jessica on February 17, 2000 at 12:05:59:

:Thank you for your interest in our children. As for me, please speak about my beautiful son. He is innocent, believing, kind, & totally oblivious to a world that would take advantage of him. He is not street smart, quite honestly, he still doesn't know his abc's. But, Austin knows. He knows my moods, he knows what he can get away with and what he can't. He know that brothers, Dad & Mom are always "there". He is one with the world around him. The vicious dog next door has not bitten him yet (I truly think, probably won't. Maybe I pray he won't.) I'm sorry my comments are subjectional rather than objectional, but I hope I can influence a mood or tone of your essay to be one of hope and confidence. Having a special needs child is NOT a tragedy. It is an entrance into another world. It is only our own attitude of acceptance of our own children that will begin to change the attitude of the world. My boy is great. He is physically fit, healthy, and happy. He is in the bottom of the class in academics, speech and agility. That doesn't matter. When Austin sees me, every day, he Yells, "MA" and runs to me for a hug. Can you top that?
: I'm preparing a scientific essay about the subject Down Syndrome. If you have any good information
: : or any good sites about this subject that you would like to share with me, it would be much appreciated.
: : THANK YOU!!!
: : Hopefully after researching about this subject, I will educate my fellow students about Down Syndrome.

: :
: : Brian Lin
: : Curious Student......

: try this site: www.ds-health.com

: It is a site with a section specifically for students researching Ds...Good luck!


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