T21Mom – Episode 12 : Talking Translocation with Jenna

Mary talks with Jenna about a form of Down syndrome called Translocation that can be inherited under certain circumstances. It’s a fascinating and easy to understand look at the genetics of Down syndrome.

T21Mom – Episode 11 : Cally Wesson of Variety The Children’s Charity BC

Mary has a wide ranging discussion with Cally Wesson, CEO of British Columbia’s chapter of Variety The Children’s Charity. Cally explains the history of Variety, services that they provide, volunteers, and events they put on, including the annual Show Of Hearts Telethon. Recorded on location at the Variety offices in Burnaby B.C.



T21Mom – Episode 9: Understanding Occupational Therapy with Hina

T21Mom – Episode 9 : Hina, the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation’s Occupational Therapist joins us for a conversation about how children with Down syndrome can learn to understand and control their body’s movements, and why the term “Occupational” is a bit of a misnomer.

Understanding Sensory Processing  – https://www.spdstar.org/basic/understanding-sensory-processing-disorder

Developmental Progression Pyramid – (the pyramid is included in these presentation notes that can be found on the DSRF website) https://www.dsrf.org/media/Lille%20Ryan%20and%20Hina%20Mahmood%20Increasing%20Independence%20in%20School%20Aged%20Children%20with%20DS%20FINAL.pdf

When to Consult an OT – Document that outlines what types of skills OTs can work on with kids. http://www.dsrf.org/media/When%20to%20consult%20an%20OT.pdf

T21Mom – Episode 5 : Interview With Kelci

Mary talks with the amazing Kelci, a mother of eight who’s family chose to adopt another two babies with Down syndrome. Check out her Instagram at BF_BROS.

T21 Mom – Episode 4: Mom Life And Special Needs

Mary talks about life as a single mother of a special needs child. Mary’s experiences as advocate, parent, doctor and therapist make for a lively discussion.

T21 Mom – Episode 3: Run Up For Down Syndrome

Mary chats about the annual Run Up For Down Syndrome event at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC, her fundraising efforts, and the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation.

T21 Mom – Episode 2: Receiving the Diagnosis

Receiving the Diagnosis

Mary talks about her experience receiving Ainsley’s Down syndrome diagnosis through pre-natal testing, and her process of acceptance.

T21 Mom – Episode 1

This is it! The very first episode of T21 Mom! Sit back, relax and meet Mary (and Ron).