Please don’t look at this with a fine-toothed comb. I promised, so I did, but I don’t have the time to really polish it up….
Down Syndrome ABC
A is for attitude, achievements, and aims
(need good samples of each to really make gains.)
B is for Barriers, Bridges, and Books
(a blog just as good and fine as it looks.)
C is challenge, not a bad word
(Learning to deal with the real world.)
D is for Down syndrome, and any disability,
(Don’t stare as if she has horrendous disease!)
E is education, that’s what we want
(Not “babysitting” , but studies we hunt.)
F is ferocious, I warn you well
(a mother can advocate just really swell.)
G is generous, gracious (and fair)
(let us get money due us straight and square!)
H is happiness, home, and hope,
(do not doubt our ability to smile and cope.)
I is inclusion, “just” education
Slowly spreads round the world, nation to nation.
J is justice, which we pursue,
…wish the other side could step in my shoes.
K is for kindness
And L is for laughter,
M for memory, mnemonics, teaching that matters.
N is for Numicon, a math tool so fine
Teaching and having fun all at one time.
O is opportunities, we pray for more,
P, possibilities, (jobs we adore).
Q is quality in services, in life
R is rights, rights, and rights!
S is sorrow, we all feel at times
(just don’t dwell there; quick visits are fine)
T is triumph for each small gain,
U is united- reaching goals we attain.
V is vision, variety, vast,
Breaking the stereotypes of the past.
W, “Welcome to Holland”, for new moms, ideal
(X-actlly our feelings, that “piece” is so “real”)
Y is like “why”, a question without answer,
Z is for Zenith, and for Zooms, and zoos
(some normal things for the kid to do…)