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My Son With Down Syndrome Doesn't Need 'Special Privileges'

I want to make it clear why I advocate for my child with Down syndrome.

I am not looking for my son to have special privileges because he has Down syndrome. I just want him to have the same privileges.

I don’t want him to make the team if he is not good enough, but I want him to have the chance to try out.

I don’t want him to be Homecoming King because it feels good, but I want him to have the chance to be on the ballot.

I don’t want you to force your kid to be his friend, but I want them to have the chance to meet.

I don’t want him to be in a classroom that’s not a good fit, but I want to give him the chance to try.

I don’t want him to be given a job he is not skilled for, but I want him to have the chance to interview.

My son has limitations, but he has strengths too, and we can only find out what those are if he is given the opportunity to discover them.

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