Thursday, September 29, 2005

More on Holland

Reading the two posts below about Holland got me thinking more about the essay. (I commented here and somewhat passionately here.)

Recently, I learned something cool. The author, Emily Perl Kingsley, was a writer on Sesame Street before she had a son with Down syndrome. When her son was about kindergarten age, he (and another boy with Down syndrome) became regulars on the show. How cool that a whole generation of children grew up seeing children with Down syndrome integrated into normal life routines on Sesame Street!

When he grew up, Jason Kingsley wrote a book with another young man who has Down syndrome. What an amazing accomplishment. It's on my bookshelf; I'll review it after I've finished it.