If We Knew Then - Down Syndrome Podcast
39. Our Interview with Steven Gustafson of 10,000 Maniacs

39. Our Interview with Steven Gustafson of 10,000 Maniacs

January 15, 2021

Steven Gustafson is a founding member and bassist of the band 10,000 Maniacs. His sister, Cathy, had Down syndrome and we got a chance to discuss with him the impact she had on his life and the lives around her.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/39-our-interview-with-steven-gustafson-from-10000-maniacs/2/

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38. Moving Into A New Year One Moment At A Time

38. Moving Into A New Year One Moment At A Time

January 6, 2021

In this episode Stephen and Lori discuss facing some of the difficulties of 2020 and how to move onto a fresh new year in a positive way.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2021/01/06/38-moving-into-a-new-year-one-moment-at-a-time/2/ 

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37. Our Community’s Response To Emmerdale’s Negative Storyline About Down Syndrome - Cristina Bowman

37. Our Community’s Response To Emmerdale’s Negative Storyline About Down Syndrome - Cristina Bowman

December 5, 2020

In this episode we talk with Cristina Bowman of Diff-Ability about the British soap opera Emmerdale and it’s recent storyline which depicts a couple having an abortion because their baby has Down syndrome. 

Petition against Emmerdale: https://www.change.org/p/itv-bin-emmerdale-s-prejudiced-storyline-about-down-s-syndrome?recruited_by_id=2f3349b0-f96d-11e5-80fd-c1f380c9ade0 

DIff-Ability: https://www.diffability.co.uk 

10% Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzOTYSYK2uvr96j-WowLKrxwDG-u9EsRx 

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/12/05/37-our-communitys-response-to-emmerdales-negative-storyline-about-down-syndrome-with-cristina-bowman/2/ 

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36. Giving Everyone Access to a Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic with DSC2U - Dr. Brian Skotko

36. Giving Everyone Access to a Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic with DSC2U - Dr. Brian Skotko

November 25, 2020

We are thankful to have Dr. Brian Skotko on today’s episode. Dr. Brian is the director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Board-certified medical geneticist and has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities.  Today we talk about his new online clinic, DSC2U, the importance of inclusion and how we as a community can help the medical profession improve their delivery of a Down syndrome diagnosis.

DSC2U: https://dsc2u.org 

LUMIND IDSC FOUNDATION: www.lumindidsc.org 

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/11/25/36-giving-everyone-access-to-a-down-syndrome-specialty-clinic-with-dsc2u-dr-brian-skotko/2/ 

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35. Building a Realistic Approach to a Healthy Dental Routine - Dr. Jill Lasky

35. Building a Realistic Approach to a Healthy Dental Routine - Dr. Jill Lasky

November 19, 2020

In our second interview with Dr. Jill we discuss the methods and tools for parents who want to support their children in making good dental health habits.

Lasky Pediatric Dental Group: https://www.laskypediatricdental.com

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/35-creating-a-realistic-approach-to-a-healthy-dental-routine-dr-jill-lasky/2/ 

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34. How To Use The Summertime To Your Advantage

34. How To Use The Summertime To Your Advantage

November 16, 2020

The summer is a time to play and relax but if you use it as a time to front load for the coming school year, as well, it can be that academic advantage you have been looking for.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/34-how-to-use-the-summertime-to-your-advantage/2/

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33. Our Congratulations Message to New Parents

33. Our Congratulations Message to New Parents

November 13, 2020

We originally created this podcast to support parents of children with Down syndrome and this episode is directed specifically to new parents who have just recently received their child’s diagnosis. Our message is of hope and possibility in a world which often offers very little.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/11/13/33-our-congratulations-message-to-new-parents/2/

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32. Changing Our World - Chris Nikic’s 1% Philosophy

32. Changing Our World - Chris Nikic’s 1% Philosophy

November 5, 2020

Chris joins us again with his parents, Nik and Patty to discuss how they have changed their approach to learning and how that has prepared Chris to do things no person with Down syndrome has ever done before.

Chris’s Website: https://chrisnikic.com 

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/11/05/32-changing-our-world-chris-nikics-1-philosophy/2/ 

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31. Using The Arts To Tell Your Story - A Conversation with Nic Novicki

31. Using The Arts To Tell Your Story - A Conversation with Nic Novicki

October 29, 2020

Nic joins us again to talk about the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge and letting your voice be heard through the arts.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/31-using-the-arts-to-tell-your-story-a-conversation-with-nic-novicki/2/ 

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: https://disabilityfilmchallenge.com 

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30. Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Working Together To Change Perceptions

30. Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Working Together To Change Perceptions

October 22, 2020

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we discuss our part, as a community, in changing the perceptions of Down syndrome through our thoughts and words. We also look back on some lessons we have learned from past guests.

Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/30-down-syndrome-awareness-month-working-together-to-change-perceptions/2/ 

Please follow us on Twitter @ifweknewthenPOD you can drop us a line on our Facebook page @ifweknewthenPOD or visit our website https://www.IfWeKnewThen.com to send us an email with questions and comments. You can join our mailing list there and get alerts of future podcast episodes. Thank you again and we look forward to you joining us on the next episode of IF WE KNEW THEN.

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