• Librarian in the Woodwork

    I’ve got nothing snarky, sarcastic, or derisive to say about this.

  • orinocowomble

    Down’s syndrome is a “special ability?” That sounds like when they wanted to call the disabled “differently abled.” Which to me would mean that if you couldn’t walk, you could however fly, or breathe under water, or something. Now that would be a special ability, and make you “differently abled” than others.

  • orinocowomble

    And I’m not being snarky, sarcastic or derisive about the disabled. About the PC language tribe, maybe.

  • Librarian in the Woodwork

    I think “special ability” must have been the was Luca’s parents taught him to think of his sister’s condition. Part of America’s no-fail childhood culture where everyone in the class gets a “good effort” award, every team member gets a “participation” ribbon, every reader gets a “number of books read” prize, and every music student gets a “best ensemble member” plaque. High self-esteem is its own reward.

  • Rick

    The ability to give immense love and affection, the ability to always be joyous, even when cruelly mocked or looked down upon; the ability to see to the simplest, most fundamental truths, when even your parents are fearful and worried about the uncertain future; these are but a few of the truly special abilities of those with Down’s Syndrome.

  • Jallun-Keatres

    WTF is wrong with down syndrome??? My sister has it and it just enhances her awesomeness.