Downright Joy

Discovering joy in unexpected places – a journey into Down's syndrome, Dyspraxia & Autism


017    Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. I’m Alison, I live in the UK and I sometimes write about my experiences as a parent of two children with additional needs including Down’s syndrome (the apostrophe is ok by the way – it’s what we do here in the UK, but without is fine too), Autism and Dyspraxia. Mostly I just write about what I observe and what I’ve observed most is love.


7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there! My name is Kristi Campbell and I’m a special needs blogger. As my son Tucker has gotten older, I’ve not wanted to share about him as much so a friend and I started a new site for parents who have children with special needs and I’d LOVE to feature some of your previously published content there. You can find us at
    Thank you for your consideration!


    • Hi Kristi, thanks for your message. Your website is great and I have bookmarked it to read some more of the stories on it. I am very happy for you to use some of my posts if you feel they are appropriate for your site. Thanks, Alison.


  2. You are a beautiful, beautiful writer. I am so glad to have found you Alison x


    • Ahh thanks Rach! I believe they say it takes one to know one though! I am drawn to your ‘Opinion Corner….it made me smile…and I have book marked it to read through when the kids are in bed! Thank you so much for engaging with me earlier, really appreciated x


  3. Hi Alison,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Downright Joy has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Down Syndrome Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Down Syndrome Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.



  4. Hi Alison,

    Your writing is beautiful and so important. Thank you.
    I am the Managing Editor of Adamah Magazine, and we wanted to reach out to you to see if you would be interested in writing an article for us on this important topic – in the reflective, constructive and caring way you write? If you’re interested to know more please drop us an email: and have a look at our editorial guidelines here: and website here:
    Thank you! Best wishes,

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  5. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment with such lovely words.
    I will email you shortly regards your question. Best Wishes, Alison


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