What it's like to be the parent of a child with a learning disability. The blog was created in 2005 and discusses anything to do with Down Syndrome

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The most wonderful time of the year

It was another “If I’d known on the day he was born” moments this week, at the school panto. Last year, Stan got up on stage and performed, without help, for the first time ever. This time, he was doing all the movements, like it was second nature. I said to the head: “We're so glad that he's had these opportunities to get up on stage, just like everyone else”. At one point, two girls grab him by the arms, give him a twirl and they all carry on. No big deal made about his disability. Just the "wow" moment that any parent should feel when they see their child on stage at Christmas. Just like we did when Stan's brother was an ugly step-sister a few years ago.
We’re so grateful to Stan's learning support assistant and two mates who sat near him in the show.

His mates guided him onto the stage, but once there, it was his world.