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Leticia V. Patient Expert

Long Island, New York
I am an adjunct college professor of English, freelance writer, wife, and the mother of three girls ages 15,11, and 6. We homeschool during the day while I write on the computer, and on warm evenings, we ride bikes together to the beach with our two labradors. We love camping, hikes in the woods,... Full Bio
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The Lumen Christi Award by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Thank you, Jean , for this award, which is both an honor and a blessing! Here are the rules if you accept this award. You need to do these things1) Name your favori ... Read on »
Christina at Camp Care by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Camp Care is a free day camp held twice a year at Crossroads Physical Therapy in Columbia, CT, and features fun and therapy for special needs children and their ... Read on »
Do your child's music lessons make you a Tiger Mom? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This woman blames her ruined marriage on an overbearing mom who forced her to practice eight hours daily on the violin.She got married to get away from her stage mom.  ... Read on »
"A Special Mother is Born" is approved by the Catholic Writer's Guild by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dear Ms. Velasquez, Thank you for submitting your book, A Special Mother Is Born, for the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval.  After c ... Read on »
Children's Diets and Daycare by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This article from Family Edge describes the problem of childhood obesity with relation to day care. The French-Canadian province of Quebec has a big stake in t ... Read on »
The Sensory Diet and Christina by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I attended a session at the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress Annual Conference which really opened my eyes. It was on Sensory Integration Disorder. Here is the blurb. ... Read on »
The Fear Which Haunts Me by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome There have been great changes in my household in the past year. Four older teenagers have moved out of my home to begin their independent lives; my brother and sister-in- ... Read on »
Business Week says Sequenom is Making a Killing with New Prenatal Test by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome from Business Week; Shares of Sequenom Inc. surged Friday after the company said demand for its maternal Down syndrome test is improving and it expects to surpass its ... Read on »
A Special Mother is Born Celebrates First Anniversary by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome CCC 166 Faith is a personal act — the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself. But faith is not an isolated act. ... Read on »
NIH establishes patient registry for people with Down syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome A new Down syndrome patient registry will facilitate contacts and information sharing among families, patients, researchers and parent groups. The National I ... Read on »
Your prayers worked a miracle for Christina! by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome If you don't follow me on Facebook, you should, that's where I do most of my writing lately, because I have been suffering for five years with fear. Fear that Christina w ... Read on »
One story like this makes it all worthwhile by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have been complaining lately about a problem shared by many Catholic writers. We have plenty of wonderful opportunities to evangelize via the Internet, blogs, websites, F ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Daily: NEISD to pilot Down syndrome reading program by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Daily: NEISD to pilot Down syndrome reading program :This program, designed by Sue Buckley of Downs Ed International in Great Britain is the first of its kin ... Read on »
The "call within a call' to special motherhood by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today is Blessed Mother Teresa's "Inspiration Day". The day she was taking the train to a retreat in Darjeeling and Jesus spoke to her about her 'call within a call' to l ... Read on »
Interview with Eduardo Verastegui by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I spent all weekend typing the nearly 3,000 word interview. Eduardo surprised me with his knowledge and wisdom on the subject of parenting. I had solicited questions on Fac ... Read on »
New Interview with Eduardo Verastegui by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Eduardo Verastegui and Gabbi Velasquez.  On September 11, the DVD of "For Greater Glory" will be available. In  preparation for this event, I interview ... Read on »
The silent suffering of empty arms. by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Jennifer Fulweiler brought up a subject which is close to my heart in her National Catholic Register blog post , "The Silent Suffering of Women Denied Children".  Jane's ... Read on »