Special Needs Parenting Archive
A father struggles with the birth of his Downs Syndrome daughter, “…if she dies as a result of her surgery the pain will be over for all of us, we thought.”
David and Mercedes Rizzo share their experience at Mass with their autistic daughter, made possible thanks to My Picture Missal.
In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, Leticia Velasquez offers ways to acknowledge, advocate for and learn about babies with Down Syndrome.
A terminal illness in her newborn son opens wide a mom's heart to the truth of God's love for us and the inestimable value of every human being.
Words speak to our subconscious. They can pierce the soul. They can illuminate the conscience. Words can either destroy or create. That is why it is very important for all of us to
Do we help those around us overcome the attitude we hear from society that babies are not welcome in our lives?
If Leticia Velasquez could give her daughter a gift for Christmas to really make her happy, it would be a friend like Charlotte.
New contributor Jeannie Ewing joins us today and challenges us to look at our own assumptions and prejudices -- what we believe and value in this life.
A beautiful book will educate your children and warm your heart, showing the true potential of every child, including those with Down Syndrome.
During my first pregnancy, I dreamed of having a little girl. In my imagination, she wore a pink tutu and a sparkling smile. She was always dancing. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl…”
The emptying nest. I have dreaded this era of my life since June 2, 1993. It was the day I became the mother of my lovely 19 year old daughter Gabriela Maria. My mother had often repeated
Editor’s note: Today, I am very pleased to share a guest contribution by Kelly Doman. I believe what Kelly has shared here is crucial for our families, and request that you share her column broadly with your
From the time they were very young, my kids have been drawn to soft fabrics. Christopher wears his footie pajamas on the hottest summer nights. Sarah’s retinue of stuffed animals requires so much space I often find
Recently, while listening to the radio in my car, I heard a news report that took my breath away. The radio host reported that a couple from the west coast was recently awarded three million dollars for
One of my favorite ways to engage the Gospel is to imagine that I am a peripheral character in the story. In this week’s Gospel,for example, we encounter a man who is both deaf and has a speech