I registered the kids-- Amelia, ShanLin, and Leif-- online. Oddly, there was no box to check for special needs or disabilities. There was no spot to put a description of what extra help my children might need. No opportunity for them to think differently about my kids.
When they were done, the teacher pulled me aside and said Amelia had been an incredible help to her during the class.
Afterwards, we had lunch and walked around a bit. We are members at "The Village", so they have been there a lot and walk around with confidence.
I have been trying this year to get the kids out to a lot of learning opportunities in the community...story hour, shopping, gym class at Springfield College, and other special (and affordable) home school events. It is so nice when places, like Old Sturbridge Village, don't bat an eyelash at the quite obvious fact that 4 of the my kids have Down Syndrome and lower their expectations.
Although, it was a little embarrassing when we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and Kimberly finished her food, got down and tried to walk into the kitchen with her empty plate. After all, they clear their own plates at home...