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Stories from the Hearts of our Families

Monday, January 30th, 2012

DSAOC is very happy to share a story from one of our families about their son’s wonderful experience as he recently visited educators from his early childhood.

These educators obviously had a positive impact on Ben.  And it looks like Ben had an even more positive impact on them.

“Ben’s Visit to his Elementary School”

Ben Golden, now a Senior at Mission Viejo High School, had a free afternoon and wanted to return to his Elementary School to visit his teachers.
His First Grade teacher, Mrs. Simi, still teaches first grade.  She invited him to read a story to the class.  She had found a photo of herself with Ben from first grade, and had it on the overhead projector when Ben arrived.
Then, in came his former Instructional Assistant, Miss Robin, and also another teacher, Mrs. Hammond, who fondly remembered Ben.
After school, Ben visited his 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Giguere, who now teaches 6th grade.
WOW!  What an afternoon!  It was such a confidence booster for Ben, and a wonderful memory for all to share.
By:  Kristi, Ben’s mom

Congratulations Kristin and Jon!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

DSAOC Staff Member, Kristin Abbas, and her husband Jon welcomed their beautiful baby son, Micah, to the world on December 20, 2011.

Congratulations to you both!

Two women with Down syndrome finish Rose Bowl Half Marathon

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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One Year Down This Path – A Fathers Perspective On Down Syndrome

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

You will definitely want to take a few minutes from your day to watch this incredible video – from a Dad’s perspective.


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Target and Nordstrom speak volumes…by saying nothing…

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

For parents of children with Down syndrome, a new model by the name of Ryan may have already caught your eye.

Target and Nordstrom have placed Ryan in some of their ads, but haven’t made a big deal out of it.  They show him alongside his typical peers, all looking absolutely adorable!

Check out the story on this blog, and you can also see comments on other blogs by following links in this story.

Model with Down syndrome

A sibling remains motivated through tough times by his younger brother

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

A nice story from a siblings perspective.  Happy New Year!

Vanderbilt running back stays motivated

Stacy’s little brother helps him keep focused on positive aspects of life

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