Fact Checking Iceland’s 100% Down Syndrome Termination Rate

There’s been a lot of talk in the media this year regarding the so-called Icelandic 100% Down syndrome termination rate.  It first came to my attention during the Sally phillip’s documentary, ‘A World without Downs’. Though the documentary was on the whole rather excellent, it did stray into the sensational at times. Lately, it’s beenRead more

Summer Camp Milestone

This week I’m thankful for celebrating a new milestone. Mini spent all this week at a local GAA summer camp. For those of you outside Ireland, GAA stands for the Gaelic Athletic Association. It has given us two indigenous sports-Gaelic football, which is a cross between rugby and football and hurling, which is played withRead more

First Mainstream School Year-A Report

Apple on top of books on teacher's desk

8 months ago to the day, I sat at our kitchen table in a state of despair. Schoolbooks, pencils, colours and copies piled all around me. Their intended user was in the playroom with her sister concerning herself with everything but the items she was supposed to be using. I was trying to rev myself up for theRead more

Medical Card Breakthrough for Children with Disabilities

In a week of horrendous cover ups and massive let downs, there’s been a chink of light in the form of  a medical card breakthrough for kids with disabilities. This is  a massive achievement for their families who have been campaigning for years to secure medical cards for their children. This week, the Government has announced that the Bill to provide childrenRead more

Christmas 2015-mini blessings

What can I tell you about Christmas 2015? I could talk all about how amazing it was to have it in our very own house for the first time. I could wax lyrical about how well behaved everyone was,both small and large members of the family, and how it was the first Christmas since circaRead more