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Intervening with Abusive Mothers in Public
Observing abusive situations in public between a mother and child leaves many parents questioning how they could have intervened in the best interest of the child. Mothers who are overwhelmed and have no support or respite alternatives may require an expression of sympathy to initiate self-control.
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Students with Down syndrome crowned homecoming queen, king at West Orange High
King Bubba Hunter and Queen Semone Adkins
" ... Bubba Hunter, like Semone Adkins, nearly didn't make it into this world. ... He was born at just 23 weeks, weighing in a few ounces shy of 3 pounds. He would spend nearly two months in the neonatal intensive care unit ...
... For Karen McNeil, the pregnancy with Semone was marked by angst. McNeil already had lost a daughter to cancer when the girl was 3. ...when she began hemorrhaging during the birth, she struck a deal with God...
Today the two families live around the corner from one another. Their children have attended classes
together for more than a dozen years. The kids have always been sweet on each other.
"The biggest factor in them being on the homecoming court is just them," said Amy Van Bergen, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, who knows both families. "They're engaging, they're genuine and they're getting back exactly what they're giving out, which is their kindness. It's just reflected back to them." ..."
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Grown Man Now
Grown Man Now - Billy Schulz
with Dr Jane B Schulz - Independence for Those with Down Syndrome
Mainstreaming Exceptional Students: A Guide for Classroom Teachers
Billy continued to show us that he and others w/ Down syndrome
were capable of far more than many realized