Reasons to Smile is one of my favorites for two reasons: 1) the beautiful photos that accompany each short story, and 2) that not one, but two of my favorite guys are featured in it. [Shoutout to two of the original gang who started this site Mardra and Marcus Sikora from Grown Ups & Downs and Karen and Josh Gregoire from Just Joshin Ya! ]
“This compilation of 56 encouraging and eye-opening short writings by a variety of authors across the globe celebrates the lives of people living with Down syndrome. Together with 56 inspiring “slice of life” photos, these candid true stories, including the renowned “Welcome to Holland,” provide inspiration and connection. Parents and families of children living with Down syndrome will discover a wealth of positivity and valuable guidance. Special education teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, and policy makers will find helpful information and insight from stories regarding behavioral health. And anyone who is looking to learn more about Down syndrome will discover a world full of possibilities they never knew existed.”
Reasons to Smile, 2nd Edition: Celebrating People with Down Syndrome around the World is due to be released in the fall.
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