Category Archives: Down Syndrome

18 Things Special Education Teachers Want Parents to Know

Having a child with special needs often leaves parents with oodles of questions when it comes to their education. Does my kid need an IEP? Should I schedule regular meetings with his or her teacher?…

My Kid With a Disability Deserves to Be in the Same Classroom as Your Kid, Because His Future Depends on It

As I walked through the lobby of my doctor’s office in a dreamlike state, my mind was hyperaware of the unfolding events, but everything around me was blurry. “Benfield . . . Benfield . .…

These Photos of Kids With Down Syndrome Show the Beauty of "Rocking an Extra Chromosome"

Taking family portraits is a beautiful way to capture memories, but for Nicole Starr, a photographer from the Saratoga Springs area in New York, her work attempts something important: to normalize Down syndrome through photos.…