Mother advocates for Down syndrome awareness in support of daughter

by Imani Tate – Marissa Little of La Verne doesn’t consider herself an activist. She’s simply a mother teaching tolerance and protecting her own child and other special-needs children from bullying behavior based on misunderstanding and insensitivity. Although even medical professions suggested termination of her second pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome, that […]

Children with Down syndrome are a source of precious love

by Ellen Stumbo – Two weeks ago, I got in my car to attend the meet-up organized by the International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC). I wore my “Love Doesn’t Count Chromosomes” t-shirt, and so did every member of my family. My 7-year-old asked, “Why does it say that?” I listened close as my oldest — […]