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The Point 'More Alike Than Different' Misses About Kids With Down Syndrome

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There are a lot of different mantras or phrases that come along with the Down syndrome community: “the lucky few,” “downright perfect,” etc.

One of these phrases is “more alike than different.” When Alice was born and someone told me that she will be “more alike than different” and said she would walk, talk, go to school, etc., it did give me a lot of relief.

I was happy that she wouldn’t be an outcast. But as Alice has grown, “more alike than different” doesn’t make much sense to me anymore.

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