Parenting a Child with Down’s Syndrome

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Show notes:

Parenting a child with Down’s Syndrome – Sue Atkins talks to Hayley Goleniowska, from DownsSideUp the award winning blog for parents of children with special needs.


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Expert of the Week – Hayley Goleniowska

Hayley’s ignorance of Down’s syndrome came to the fore when her daughter was born, motivating her to create world-renowned blog Downs Side Up. It challenges fear and stigma and celebrates the narratives of those with the condition.



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Q. Dear Sue, my kids HATE doing homework. We battle every single day. I dread that time every single night. HELP!’ Alice Dettori from Ipswich

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