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Signs Of Child Abuse

If child abusers looked more like the cartoon bad guys, it would be a lot easier to identify them and protect children. But, child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend. The Department of Defense and the Family Advocacy Program are committed to addressing, preventing and ending child abuse. Do your part in […]

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Breathe

BY KIMBERLEE RUTAN MCCAFFERTY I struggle out of sleep, not knowing what woke me up but for once knowing it’s not my own body. I lie still for a few moments, and then I hear a thud, and I’m instantly awake and throwing back the covers. Justin’s OCD is back. He’s quite loudly rearranging his room at 6:10 in the morning, and there aren’t words to explain how much I don’t want his brother up […]

Australian model and designer Madeline Stuart, who has Down syndrome, acknowledges attendees after presenting creations from her label 21 Reasons Why By Madeline Stuart during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York, U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Model with Down syndrome launches design label at New York Fashion Week

Source: Reuters – By Patricia Reaney | NEW YORK Less than two years after making her runway debut, Madeline Stuart, a model with Down syndrome, launched her own fashion label on Sunday at New York Fashion Week with a collection of sporty leggings, crop tops and skirts. The Australian-born model challenged fashion industry norms with her first catwalk appearance in 2015 and is credited with changing perceptions about people with Down syndrome. She hopes to […]

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Being A Parent Is A Long Process Of Letting Go

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY BY BY H. BARRY WALDMAN DDS, MPH, PHD, STEVEN P. PERLMAN DDS, MSCD, DHL (HON) AND MATTHEW COOKE, DDS, MD, MPH “Letting go of one’s guilt about your child’s disabilities is one way to avoid being overprotective. Setting and sticking to rules makes it easier to avoid doing everything for your child.” – Wallander 1 We are both parents and grandparents. We raised newborns to the age when […]