Local Author Series: Kari Wagner-Peck's Not Always Happy

What if we saw disability as natural? And Down syndrome was diversity instead of exclusion? This class will explore the common stereotypes about children with Down syndrome-- "they're always happy!" or ""they're so stubborn!" compared to the reality that like all children, children with Down syndrome are complex people with the same hopes and desires. This class is for both parents and professionals. Come with an open mind and heart-- and expect to enjoy yourself with frank, sharp and funny observations from the author’s experience as a parent, an advocate and a clinical social worker.

Kari’s memoir, Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey was published in 2017. After the class, there will be a book signing for those interested in staying.