Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

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These siblings are seeing red! Four-year-old Madison Reynolds, is cuddled on the couch with younger brother Cal, 15 months old. Madison has lissencephaly (smooth brain), cortical visual impairments, and a seizure disorder. She receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Madison is also involved in horseback riding therapy. She loves having stories read to her, and being outside. Madison and Cal live with their parents, Jeanette and Michael in Littleton, CO.

The gang's all here! The Fix family, dad Bradley, mom Corina, Bailey, 2, and Devin, 7. Devin has Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome--a rare syndrome characterized by developmental delays, short stature, broad thumbs and toes. He is also non-verbal and uses sign language. He splits his day between an inclusive kinder-garten and special classes. Devin enjoys many activities with his little brother, and according to mom, Corina," They love to play together!" The family lives in Shelbyville, IN.

Shelby, 7 and Rebecca Umbenhauer, 5 are the picture of sisterly love. Both girls have an inversion of chromosome 10, which is characterized by mental and physical disabilities. According to their mother, Patricia, they love school and lead a joyful life. The girls love to go for wagon rides, and enjoy wrestling and swimming. They with their parents, Cliff and Patricia, and their cat, Jeffrey, in Emporium, PA.

Maisie, 4 1/2, and Isabel Hollins, 2 1/2, are riding their favorite toy, a rocking cow. …

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