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Parent Support Package (Soft Cover Edition)

This package includes; The award winning hard cover Common Threads book along with a 18- month developmental photo calendar and a DVD which follows several families of children with Down syndrome.

Co-author Cynthia Hutchison (Kidder) is the mother of a child with Down syndrome and the founder Band of Angels. She is a nationally recognized champion for disability awareness. She has served two governors as special education advisor to the state board of education and the Michigan rehabilitation counsel.

Co-author Brian Skotko, MD, MPP is a resident physician at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Brian has authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new parents.

Photographer, Kendra Dew. Kendra's photos been featured worldwide in advertising by companies such as Hallmark, Gerber, Prudential, and the American Girl Collection. Books to her credit include; The Magic of Children, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Common Threads.

Choose between baby girl or baby boy calendar cover when ordering.
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Cynthia Hutchison (Kidder) is the founder of Band of Angels. Cynthia is a graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and is a frequent speaker at regional, state and national conferences on education of students with Down syndrome, autism and other learning differences. Cynthia was chosen as one of Woman's Day "Women Who Make a Difference" in 2006 and was honored in May 2007 as a Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News. in November 2008, she was named a Diversity Champion by Corp! Magaz
Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P., a resident physician at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s On Point, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Kendra Dew nationally renowned photographer, Kendra Dew has captured the very essence of childhood on film for more than twenty years, recording the innocence and beauty of children that shines through her lens regardless of their differences. Her vision and passion for children has enabled Kendra to share her timeless heartfelt images worldwide through books, calendars, cards and posters. “It’s always the children themselves that makes it happen and it’s their differences that make each