Big thanks to Gary Bender – mother of Alex – for helping us with this Challenge.   

When I volunteered to cover the letter L for the A to Z challenge, I immediately thought this would be so easy. The letter L covers so many wonderful adjective verbs and nouns.  Love, laughter, life and light are just a few of these happy words.  But as I was going through the L words in my mind I found one that really describes some of the many emotions that I learned to feel as part of our life with Down syndrome.  Ludicrous

lu·di·crous /ˈludɪkrəs/  Spelled [loo-di-kruhs]

Adjective  – causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.

Who would have thought that the addition of a very tiny chromosome could create fundamental changes in a person’s cellular make-up and be responsible for Down syndrome. Ludicrous

Who would have guessed that having a child with a disability could be one of the greatest gifts a family could receive. Ludicrous

Who can count how many times has my daughter Alex had found something so funny in the mundane that I have cried from laughing so hard. Ludicrous

And finally, the most ludicrous of all….the naysayers, the doubters, the disbelievers,  and the systems who all say our kids with Down syndrome can not succeed, can not live fulfilling lives and are less than their peers. Ludicrous.

If you have not liked our page, it is a good way to stay on top of the ups and downs of college (and inclusive education) for a person with a development / intellectual disability. 

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