Watch while Ryan and Tammy speak about how great life is and how being a part of LDSA has contributed to their lives!
“Be Kind.” It is a simple message, but it truly does encompass Ryan Hack. At 19 years old, Ryan is a senior at East Duncan High School in London, Ontario. In many ways he’s an average teenager. He likes to play on his iPad, walk his dog Beethoven and hang out with friends. But Ryan
The CBC radio program Tapestry recently aired a short segment featuring American journalist Amy Silverman on raising her daughter Sophie, who has Down syndrome. Listen to the full segment here. Do you have a story to share? About your family? Yourself? An LDSA program or event that you attended? Contact Kristen and we could share your
To start, I’d like to let you all in on a nice little poem, it’s called “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley. Basically she wrote it in the ‘80s on her experience with having a child with special needs. When I first read this little poem, I couldn’t get through it. I sat there
On Aug 16, 2011 our daughter Sienna was born. Although we had some hints and scares during the pregnancy, we thought most of them had cleared. After Sienna's birth I just wanted them to turn her over so I could see her face and be reassured that all would be well. Due to my husband's