The London Down Syndrome Association (LDSA) became our family when I gave birth to my youngest son 10 years ago. He was a beautiful boy with Down Syndrome. Having taught young people with Down Syndrome I was very familiar with their unique qualities but everyone is different and I had no idea what our boy would or would not be able to do. His intellectual and physical development has been considerably delayed in comparison to my oldest son. As he grew, finding things he could do with his peers and things we could all share as a family became challenging. The LDSA not only supported us emotionally but helped provide us with the means of special events and training that allowed our son to flourish as other kids. Programs such as Swim Ability, A League of Their Own, Challenge Ball and speech therapy have given our son the chance to grow, work and play alongside not only his peers but his brother as well, by teaching the skills in an environment just for him. The funds from LDSA have opened many doors and will continue to do so as long as people care about the needs of all children.
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