Dr Lisa Bridle on mothers of children with Down syndrome

Our main feature is a wonderfully inspiring piece written by disability advocate and mother Dr Lisa Bridle. Lisa, reflecting on the birth of her son Sean as well as the stories of other mothers of children with Down syndrome, raises a number of key questions about the increasingly routine practice of prenatal screening and diagnostic testing. The mothers whose stories are recounted want the public to know that having a child with a disability is not a tragedy and that disability does not come to dominate their lives. The able-bodied must not have the final word on the 'problems' of disability.