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Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son With Trisomy 21
Up, Not Down Syndrome is a love letter and a map. Experience how it feels to think your life is over after having an unlovable baby. At first the loss seems impossible to overcome. Alex becomes the author's greatest teacher. Love is stronger than fear. Everyone has gifts. The book consists of three parts: the story, the lessons Alex taught the writer and Alex's perspective ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Modern History Press
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I picked this book to enter for a contest with FirstReads because I met and became friends with children with Down Syndrome. My brother was severely autistic. Back in the 1950s, many doctors did not why he was different. The treatment back then was some kind of medicine that that turned him into a temporary zombie. He stopped banging his head on the wall and echoing what he heard. He was not on that medicine for long. I was relieved when my parents decided that it was to have my brother back tha ...more
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