This is a story that to me, completely motivates me as a parent for my son and then add to the fact that it’s local, is just an amazing story.  The story is entitled “Wildwood model with Down syndrome breaks down stereotypes” by  at the .



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So tonight I’m doing something I’ve never done before here on the Autism Librarian blog and that’s writing about an article that I’m also posting on my other blog, the Green Librarian.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a new camera but it’s only now that I’ve begun to take what I hope are really nice pictures, with most of them taken while on vacation at our family cabin in Minnesota.

The article tonight is entitled “22-year-old defies the odds with his wildlife photography” by Jacqueline Gulledge over at the Mother Nature Network and the young man who the article is about has Down Syndrome.

Now while no one in my family has Down Syndrome, my oldest son is autistic. So it’s a story that in some ways, I hope happens to my son, that he finds what he truly loves to do.

In a way, it also let’s me know, I need to keep on helping him to find that too. Fortunately, I know what he loves, hopefully I can help him make it happen.



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Local hockey

Okay, I wasn’t looking to write about hockey tonight but I do admit I love my St. Louis Blues. So when I saw this article in my local paper however, I knew there’s no time like the present to start. The article, entitled “Player with Down syndrome uses hockey to improve life skills” by over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is about a young man with Downs Syndrome who plays hockey.

All I can add is Go Daniel and his team, the Gateway Locomotives! FYI, here’s a link to they’re website. Oh yea, Go Blues too!



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