Dedicated to reimagining life with Down syndrome.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I heard wildly different things from parents of children with Down syndrome (DS) and from the public and medical professionals. Congratulations! You don't know how lucky you are, said the parents. None of them ever said I'm so sorry like some friends and strangers did. Later I found out that parents of children with DS often consider themselves #theluckyfew and understand that there is #nothingdownaboutit. I didn't know who to believe but my husband and I were committed to loving our child the best we knew how. It didn't take us long to realize that the parents knew what they were talking about. Our daughter was, and is, the brightest star in our sky. I started this non-profit to help others reimagine life with Down syndrome so that my daughter, and everyone living with DS, can have the best possible life.
Julia's Way is a 501c3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
Julia’s Way has several exciting projects on the horizon including our new book Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers and Medical Professionals. Learn more about what’s in the works and how you can help!
This is the photo that took the internet by storm. Not too long ago, breastfeeding babies with Down syndrome was considered unnecessary and unlikely to be successful. With just one beautiful photo, Julia's Way changed the conversation about what babies with Down syndrome can do.