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A Teacher, A Dancer, Or ...

Posted Feb 13 2011 12:00am
Sometimes I wonder what Kayla's future will be like. What she'll chose to study. What career path she might find herself working in. What goals or dreams she'll have.

I can picture Kayla in some type of position where she's working with children. She loves babies and little kids.
Last week I came across 2 articles about individuals with Down syndrome who are following their dreams and doing something they love.

I think this is one of the few headlines I've seen that puts the person first, instead of Down syndrome. Teacher Born With Down Syndrome Breaks Stereotypes . How nice to see that she is identified as a teacher who was born with Down syndrome, as opposed to reading "Down Syndrome Teacher." Bryann Burgess is an assistant teacher with Kindermusik classes (Kayla enjoyed these classes when we lived in NM.)

The media must be starting to catch on with "People First" language as this is another headline that identifies the her as a dancer with Down syndrome, instead of "Down Syndrome Dancer." Dancer With Down Syndrome Inspires on the Dance Floor. What a beautiful dancer Nicole Smith is ... wish I could dance!

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