Inspiring, heart-breaking and uplifting …. my dear friend Hayley who writes a wonderful blog on http://www.downssideup.com/ Please share.
Meet Family Downs Side Up 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. The award-winning website is part of the greater work Hayley does toward inclusion […]
Happy Birthday to Downs Side Up! A very special place to support you with a child with Down’s Syndrome
On the 24th of November 2011, Hayley Goleniowska wrote her very first post “ What to Say When a Baby is Born with Down’s Syndrome” Afraid of who would criticise, certain no-one would read it and unsure of the form the blog would take, she nervously sent her personal thoughts anonymously into the ether. A year on and she has […]
“Special Needs” is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.
I have recently been coaching some wonderful parents who have a child with ADHD and as a former Deputy Head teacher of many children with unique and different needs, I have been exploring with them how to handle the painful and often overwhelming feelings associated with dealing with the diagnosis that their child is different. […]