copied from Barbara at Mommy Life (who happens to live a few towns over)...
You should read the whole article. I did and just have to share this quote:
"I can’t change that I have Down syndrome, but one thing I would change is how people think of me. I’d tell them: Judge me as a whole person, not just the person you see. Treat me with respect, and accept me for who I am.”
Let it be a lesson to us to be more aware that everyone, typical or otherwise, is a WHOLE PERSON.