Sunday, August 26, 2007

Third Down syndrome carnival

The third ever Down Syndrome Carnival has some new friends, and is developing a cadre of regular contributors.
Our first new friend is the mother of three children, and three blogs! Michelle has a post about speech therapy on her blog Life as I Know It. On her other blog, Downblogger, she has posted about her discovery of Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the world famous geneticist who discovered Trisomy 21 in 1959.
I like to include new resources for parents in the Carnival. I found that The Sensory Playhouse has some great ways for our children to play. Stacey Bittman, the director, explains, "The Sensory Playhouse is among the first ever inclusive play facilities that caters to ALL children. We have therapy-based equipment and a plethora of sensory and educational activities."
CHASK provides family to family support helping families raise their child with special needs. Loving Christian homes are waiting to adopt these children if the birth moms and dads are not able to parent. Little Flowers Foundation is a similar organization which helps Catholic families who are seeking to adopt special needs children from other countries.
One of our regular contributors, Ellen Hsu, has a post on her relationship with Psalm 139. I wrote a submission for the Op-Ed at the New York Times, which was rejected, so I posted it at my political blog, Causa Nostrae Laetitiae. I share it with you here, it's called Faces Like Mine.
The fourth Down Syndrome Carnival will be at The Imperfect Christian, chosen by CJ of Crazy Hip Blog Mama fame.Her email is so please send her your posts for the fourth Down Syndrome Carnival.

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