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Archive for May, 2014

The importance of sunny soccer Saturdays in a special needs life

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The importance of sunny soccer Saturdays in a special needs life A few Saturdays ago, Sergei and I took Polly and Evangeline, our two daughters with special needs (Polly has Down syndrome and Moyamoya, Evie has autism and Down syndrome) to play soccer in an AYSO program built for families affected by disability here in Chicago. A friend from the girls’ school told us about it. “Just sign up. It’s great. It is an hour by the lake front and each child playing has a…