Monday, August 1, 2011

Life Before and After a Child’s Diagnosis

Check out this blog article from The New York Times, which includes real stories submitted by commenters on their families' journeys post-diagnosis.

For every parent of a child with a disability there is the moment they are given the news. And then there are the years spent responding to it.

Dr. Alberto Costa’s response, as chronicled by Dan Hurley in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, was to find a medical way to mitigate the effects of Down syndrome.

Most parents are not neuroscientists, though. Their responses are quieter, but certainly no less life-encompassing and passionate.

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