Stop saying that!

by Leticia Hodson

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The world has changed a lot for people with Down syndrome but there is still a long way to go. Outdated stereotypes still persist and parents are often on the receiving end of (sometimes) well-meaning but hurtful assumptions.

In this article, Leticia Hodson (formerly Keighley) asks parents which comments really get under their skin and what do they wish people would just stop saying about Down syndrome.

“When other people hear about your child’s diagnosis for the first time, they want to say something positive but often don’t know what to say. They mean well but think that minimising the news somehow will make the parent feel better.“

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