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Doctor  Dennis McGuire, PhD,  Director of Psychosocial services at the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois wrote an essay that is now famous in our community.

In “If People With Down Syndrome Ruled the World,” Dr. McGuire talks about The Center, and then describes a fictitious world where the imagination and creativity he’s found in his patients became the norm rather than the exception.

In a section titled “What About Self-Expression?” he lists some of his clients’ favorite television habits:

  • Classic TV hits would be very BIG and take up at least half the TV schedules.
  • “I Love Lucy,” “Happy Days,” “The Three Stooges,” etc. would be very BIG.
  • Wrestling would be very Big.
  • “Life Goes On” would also be very Big and replayed regularly

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