From the News Page: The State of the Union & the ABLE Act, an Adopted Son, & Inclusion @Target

From the News page: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who gives the Republican Response to tonight’s State of the Union, calls for passing the ABLE Act; a mom of an adopted son with Down syndrome challenges perspectives; and, Target demonstrates inclusion in its advertising.

  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will give the Republican response to tonight’s State of the Union. Yesterday, she highlighted the need for the ABLE Act to be passed, which will allow for greater economic independence for those with disabilities, like her own son with Down syndrome.
  • A mom who adopted her son with Down syndrome upends the perspective  of viewing Down syndrome as something that is unexpected: what about the perspective of the child not expecting this to be the world he or she was born into? As she writes:

    Our son exists in the world in spite of how someone else feels about him. That goes for all people with Down syndrome.

    That goes for all people, period.

  • From the January 26, 2014 Target advertisement:


  1. Mark,

    First – thanks for getting *it*. Second, honored to be in such esteemed company. Third, we never think ‘adopted’ son. We only think son:) kwp


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