Last weekend Karen & I attended the "2008 Regional Conference on Down Syndrome and other Disabilities" in Atlanta. Many thanks to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta for planning & hosting this event. Thanks also to grandparents and my sister, Karen, for taking care of our 3 boys to make it possible for us to go.
We had a great time and got to sit in on a lot of interesting and educational presentations & workshops.
Coincidentally, about a week before this conference we received some survey forms in the mail from Dr. Skotko asking us to participate in a research study he is conducting on Down Syndrome families. He is especially interested in how it affects other siblings in the family. Randall even got to fill out his own survey.
“What the Other Children Are Thinking” is a research paper Dr. Skotko co-wrote that appeared in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
In the coming days I will try to do some more posts telling of some of the other people we got to meet.