Irina Khakamada told about the upbringing of her daughter with Down syndrome
A well-known politician, public figure and mother Irina Khakamada in a frank interview “SUCH BUSINESS” quot; about how she raised her daughter with Down’s syndrome, and how to make sure everyone in the family is happy or at least happy.
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I learned about the fact that I will have a special child in the fifth month of pregnancy. Then my husband helped me a lot. He studied everything, went to symposiums in Australia and England, talked to his parents and doctors and told me: Ir, they are fucking children, everything that they say about us, mdash; nonsense.
Then I left to give birth in the US. Americans believe that all children can be happy, especially with Down syndrome, because these children are not mentally retarded, they just have a different way of thinking, mdash; more developed imagination, and less developed logic. They are happy to communicate with people, and they do not have a gene of aggression, mdash; it’s 100% positive and kind, they love everyone who holds out their hands to them. In the States, many people with Down’s syndrome are learning, working, marrying and giving birth to their own children.
At one time, I spent a break in money for helpers, but I had them, and many of these assistants do not. Now the society has finally opened with respect to special children, amazing projects and funds are emerging, for example, Downside Up, which helps to adapt to parents and small children. But it is equally important to deal with children and then when they grow up and become a person.
Now my daughter is 18, and besides the pool and art school she studies at the Open Art Theater, plays a major role in the play Cinderella. She even had a groom there who plays the prince. She also goes to the creative center of the Circle, where she engages in ceramics and plastics, and at the fund's events Best Friends.
This is a fund that is headed by an American who speaks Russian fluently and dedicated all her life to adapting adult children with special features. She launched a program in which volunteer students work with children, shifted on this topic and simultaneously working on their own scientific projects. At the daughter there there was a girlfriend, the student of the second rate. And it's very cool, because it's very difficult to find such children for their peers. Even in schools with inclusive education, ordinary children of children with features ignore. They are polite, they smile, they are brought up, but no one will be forced to be friends.