|Aubrey the Gymnast (not a strong contender unless Dad goes to work with her every day)|
I always think of her as MY Aubrey first and then add in that she is hearing impaired. I don't know that one disability is greater than the other or more important than the other. I guess I figure the Down syndrome part is obvious, and the hearing impairment is not.
|Aubrey the Grocer|
It's sort of a double whammy or double blessing to have both....depending on how you look at it. Both children with Down syndrome and those with hearing impairments are learning delayed in most, if not all, areas. So Aubrey got a double whammy of learning delays. I'll talk more about these later in the month.
|Aubrey the Cheerleader - in life, for sure!|
To be honest, I feel much more a part of the hearing impaired/deaf community, because that has been her placement in school and we have had to learn sign language to communicate....but it is also a challenging place to be too. I am learning at the speed of MY daughter, 6, and holding a conversation with an adult in sign language (or even typical kids that are fluent in signing) is both intimidating and hard. But I'm so thankful that I do and that I can and I know that they understand:)
|Aubrey the Ballerina (this is not a strong contender since she doesn't actually|
ever stay in the classroom for the entire class....or most of it either:)
I don't know what Aubrey will be able to do when she grows up,or whether she will find her place more in a "typical" community, or deaf community or special needs community but I know she will be successful and I hope that she never "lets her disabilities crush her dreams". - Tim from Tim's Place
I'm encouraged by the changes that are happening ahead of her and the successes of "Tim's Place" and "Signs". If you are ever near one of these restaurants....stop in and think of Aubrey.