October is Down syndrome awareness month.
This month I am challenging you to do just that: be aware.
Be aware of your judgments on other people.
Be aware of how inidviduals with DS and other cognitive disabilities contribute to your community.
Be aware of your language and how you speak about yourself and other people. In particular of the word 'retard', or 'retarded'. A term which specifically refers to those people, like my daughter, who have developmental delays or cognitive disabilities.
Just be aware.