Sunday, January 31, 2010

Down Syndrome Centre ThinkTank

Evening All,

This morning myself and some other parents attended the Down Syndrome Centre Think Tank in PWC Offices in Dublin. The aim of the event was to outline challenges and solutions related to new parents and the first year of dealing with a child with DS. I gather this is the first of several Think Tanks.

We all got to input our thoughts on the kind of challenges one can expect and solutions to them. In addition we got to suggest resources we found useful and I even managed to hear some new ones myself. As with all such discussions there is always a tendency for parents (myself included) to focus on their own unique situation and ramble on. The unique format of the event, using a laptop based collaboration system, kept things mostly on track however and I think the key points were definitely captured.

Down Syndrome Centre should be commended as this was extremely well organised but this is what we have come to expect from this highly progressive organisation. I spoke with more than one parent who felt the same way afterwards. As a facebook user I am often delighted to see their informative articles appear on my news feed and they are also on twitter!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Down With You

I saw this just now on Facebook (from Sophie McCaughey post) and *love* it, I really like the intro especially and how he describes people with down syndrome. Love it Love it. Hope you all enjoy it too.....

I'm Down with You from jagatjoti Singh Khalsa on Vimeo.