First of all, go to college online by visiting the TED talks. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. Their words. All sorts of topics, all types of people, all walks of life, all corners of the globe. Ideas worth spreading, they call the concept. Hell yes. And when you see Aimee Mullins you better bet they’re worth spreading. She actually pushed me that bit further when I saw this vid, into the Am I actually a bit envious category. Watch, and listen for the ‘That’s not fair’ bit. I love this.
Thanks to my very good friend Karen Ardiff for bringing this to my attention. 🙂
And one more thing! If by chance you are in the Leinster region, are free this Saturday 21st, and can help with some focus group research to help newbie Ds parents, then Down Syndrome Centre could do with your help. Get in touch with Sheila.
On Saturday 21st November Down Syndrome Centre, with the generous support of Price Waterhouse Coopers, will be organising a focus group to establish recommendations/guidelines that parents of children with Down syndrome will make to support new parents with their child’s development in their first year. This will take place in PWC’s new offices on Spencer Dock in the IFSC from 9.30am to 1.00pm.
We hope this information will form a ‘roadmap’ of sorts which will greatly assist new parents in knowing what they should be doing/feeling etc in the first months of their new baby’s life.