childrens health Articles
Call me a Troublemaker
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Leticia Velasquez
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I was raised by an Italian American attorney from New York City, so I am a fighter. That is, I can make a case. From my childhood when staying up for another hour meant giving Dad three good reasons to arguing that Mao's murderous purge of the Chinese people was an atrocity to my... Read more
"A World Without Down's Syndrome" is a must see!
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Leticia Velasquez
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Don't miss Sally Phillips' extraordinarydocumentaryon prenatal screening and abortion for Down syndrome called "A World Without Down's Syndrome" Read more
2e Scholarship, the Terror of Not Being Able to Read, and More
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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HERE'S WHAT WE NEED MORE OF -- scholarships available to students at private, 2e-friendly schools. FlexSchool has awarded a student at its New Haven, Connecticut, campus a scholarship valued at half of the tuition for the student's high school tenure. The William Morse Scholarshi... Read more
You Don't Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Leticia Velasquez
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In todays society we are all about acceptance of diversity. We take great pains to show how well we accept others of different races, religions, and sexual preferences. We do this by holding social events, arts showcases, sporting events, and TV programs and even enforcing accept... Read more
The Christmas Offering
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
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"It was all a waste of time" I said to myself in desperation. "Christina is isolating herself from the other girls, we waited all year for Camp, only to have her sideline herself, becoming obsessed with nachos when she could be making new friends"I thought wis... Read more
The World Turned Upside Down
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
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When the British forces surrendered to the rebels after the Revolutionary War, they took out their frustrations, not by rioting, but by instructing the fife and drum corps to play "The World Turned Upside Down". Never had any colony rebelled successfully from the Mother... Read more
Mother Teresa did not Take Sides in the Pro-life/Social Justice Debate: She got Involved.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
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No one has seen as much poverty around the world at close range as Mother Teresa, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis. That is why she is a hero to the social justice movement.But she is also a hero of the pro-life movement, for such moments as the Washington DC prayer break... Read more
I received a letter from Mother Teresa which changed my life
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
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In 1990, I was a single, twenty seven year old woman working with Latin American immigrants on Long Island. I was also learning Spanish, and I thought of going to a Spanish school in Antigua GAfter a day spent with some of the happiest and poorest women I have ever met, I came aw... Read more
The Valiant 10%
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Leticia Velasquez
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Monsignor Charles Pope is my favorite priest blogger. His blogs are full of Christ's wisdom about the most pressing subjects in modern life and his latest "Accepting Disability in a World Obsessed with Perfection" is no exception.His blog is in response to the Holy Fath... Read more
A Special Post of a "Best Thing I Ever Did for My 2e Child."
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
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A while ago we asked on Facebook and in blog and briefing for readers' responses to the question "What's the best thing you've ever done for that 2e child you raise or teach." We published the responses in the MarchApril issue of 2e Twice Exceptional Newsletter and also... Read more
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