I was recommended this article in The Aucklander, about life after school for those with DS. It's a great story, so have a look. Hopefully there will be lots of options for Luke by the time we get to that stage of his life :) http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/
As for the wee man himself, he now has quite a few words including up, quack, more, mum, dad etc, commando crawls around the house at the speed of light and is NEVER where you left him, and his therapy focus for physical therapy is to practise kneeling and then standing up at the couch, and to climb (yes climb!) up onto the couch. He can now side sit and play, and although he is physically strong enough to sit he refuses to do so- places to go, things to do. So he is flying along.
John Michael is 10 Today!!
5 days ago