This year, we’ve been talking a lot about the joys and responsibilities of caregiving for adults who have Down syndrome. We all need a little help every now and then, and I’ve been extremely grateful for the way people have come together on The Road to support each other. One thing I’ve become aware of from talking to others is my own need to put more of our daily routine and important information in writing.
If something were to happen to me, would others be able to continue my son’s care with minimal disruption for him?
In business there is a mantra among entrepreneurs: “Find a need and fill it."
Karen Bowersox didn’t realize there was such a need as special clothes for people with Down syndrome, or even know that she was an entrepreneur until she tried to find clothes for her granddaughter, Maggie. After a nudge from her daughter, she hired a designer and they began their journey of supplying clothes for people with Down syndrome via Downs Designs.
The Downs Designs mission includes the goal of providing, Persons
with Down syndrome proper fitting clothes made for their unique body shapes. They also aim for comfort, ease of use, and no tags.
Marcus’ Downs Design jeans arrived in May just before our trip to Denver for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation model auditions. We used the Try on Service option and HOLY COW Karen and her team made it easy. (Check out my full Downs Designs review here – and also fun notes about the audition.)
Life on "the road" of caregiving for adults who have Down syndrome.
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