Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to You!

We had a good day with our families celebrating birthdays! Happy Birthday Mom and Grandpa Joe! We hope you both had wonderful days!!

I am happy to say that this week is over, or has the next week begun?? Either way we should be back to a pretty normal week, and hopefully less chaos! I am going to make this short and sweet tonight and leave you with this: It is always important to use "person first" when referring to an individual with Down syndrome, or any special needs. Like, "Sophia has Down syndrome", instead of "Downs baby" for instance. She is a person first, not her diagnosis.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how many people do not know about "person first" language. I didn't know about it until I went to college and took a class on childhood disabilities. It sounds like common sense and common respect to refer to the person before the disability...unfortunately, a lot of people don't think about it. So kudos to you, Dixie, for putting it out there for those who don't know about "people first" :)