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raymond-mallette's picture
Apr.09.2013
  Still unable to speak at the age of seven, Nicholas has a way of brightening the days of anyone he encounters. The happy mood reflected in his smile causes others to stop and take notice. When people are upset, sad, angry, or frustrated with their personal stresses, for the brief moment they...
charles-redner's picture
Sep.08.2011
Earlier this year, I spoke with the faculty and staff of St. John of God School for special needs children in Westville Grove, NJ. I never expect the “love-in” generated by the visit. Here’s what the executive director had to say in the school’s summer newsletter: On May 25, 2011, Charlie Redner...
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May.26.2011
Home tomorrow--wrapping up book tour which included statue dedication of former middleweight champ, Joey Giardello (subject of Down But Never Out) in Philly; talk at the Carman Tilelli Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ (building name after Joey’s son, born with Down syndrome); and a "Love-in...
charles-redner's picture
May.14.2011
Joey Giardello statue dedication, Sat., May 21, 2011, 1:00PM S. 13th & Mifflin & E. Passyunk Ave.A statue of Philadelphia’s middleweight boxing champion, Joey Giardello, the subject of Charles Redner’s book, Down But Never Out will be unveiled at the boxer’s old Philadelphia homestead,...
charles-redner's picture
Jul.26.2010
If you arrived here via AOL News, then you’ve probably read my opinion piece about my interest in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the unintentional negative effect on employers who engage disabled workers.. During research for my book, Down But Never Out, I spent three years amongst...
david-corbett's picture
Mar.03.2010
To paraphrase Richard Ford: This is not a happy story, I warn you. More troubling than that, I'm not entirely sure it's true, even though I remember it vividly. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio in the late 1950s and 1960s. When I was four-to-five years old, I was one of the younger members of the...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.27.2009
     "We'd like to recommend an amneosentices," was the comment of the genetics counselor.      "What are the risks? What are the chances of that test having a negative affect on our baby?" I questioned this, already knowing my answer.      "About 1 in 200."     ...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
Sep.06.2008
It takes a brave woman to embrace a baby with disabilities, and I was touched when I read Sarah Palin's quote wondering whether she could fully do so when she learned that her baby, Trig, had Down Syndrome, before he was born. It takes a woman ambitious beyond reckoning to use the fact that she...