Dating a girl with down syndrome
Or even mothers of younger children, who are thinking ahead to the future. My oldest has Down Syndrome and it has opened my eyes and my heart to a whole new world. Do adults with Down syndrome truly have jobs and get married, or were they just the one in a million stories touted to idealise people with this […] Reply What a lovely couple you are – I wish you well in your life together.
Marriage may not be on the cards yet- but one day, it might just be. Reply I found you through Mamma Mia, they posted this post on their site and after reading it I had to come and have a look at your blog. I love how these two have found each other and how they look so in love. Downs Syndrome does not define you – you are uniquely you – a woman, a daughter and a wife – and a beautiful one at that !!
(2004) Sexuality and Relationships Education for people with Down syndrome. doi:10.3104/practice.330 This article describes why Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE) as part of the school curriculum is especially important for individuals with Down syndrome and how parents and professionals can work together to ensure that it is delivered effectively.
For decades around the world, and to this day in some countries, people with Down syndrome have lived their lives in institutions, away from their families and communities, their parents told at birth that this was the best option for them.
Melburg Schwier describes how our fears may become exaggerated to such an extent that we deny young people with disabilities the right to grow into adults who are able and allowed to have relationships that provide companionship, conversation, trust, love and an appreciation of who they are.
Her opening foreword makes poignant reading, as one realises that, in some cases, over-protection and a lack of opportunity to build self-esteem, personal and social skills may deny a person the right to share their life with someone else; a person who is "for themselves, not someone paid to be there, not someone who will disappear in the next wave of staff turnover, someone other than their parents and family".
You looked fantastic on your wedding day and a very happy couple, God bless you both for a long and happy future together x Reply Such a simple beautiful story, you looked gorgeous on your wedding day and the smile on your faces in the other photos says it all.
Amanda Wood All children and young people should be entitled to good quality sex and relationships education that will allow them to develop the qualities, attitudes, skills and knowledge to develop into healthy, happy and fulfilled adults Wood, A.
Sexuality relates to our understanding of what it means physically, psychologically and culturally to be male or female.Congratulations for having your life sweetheart the way you want it to be.Hugs x Reply As the mother of an eight year old boy with Down syndrome, I thank you for sharing this post!It includes an awareness of our feelings, needs and desires and develops gradually across the lifespan with our changing life experiences.As we mature physically and developmentally, we will develop a range of strategies to express and fulfil these changing feelings, needs and desires.