THE ENCOUNTER

Kenneth Patterson is a high-powered businessman on his way to an important meeting when he becomes stuck in an elevator with a young man with Down syndrome named Brandon. Feeling stressed, Patterson initially doesn’t understand Brandon’s relaxed acceptance of their situation, but he soon learns a valuable lesson about what truly matters in life as the young man’s honesty and sincerity put everything in the proper perspective. *** Please click on the title.

NO REASON TO STARE

In this heartwarming romantic story, two people struggle with the idea of falling in love. Rita is living with the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury, and she has difficulty believing that Charlie is as good a person as he seems. Their relationship is encouraged by their friend Zach, a young man with Down syndrome who can sense that Rita and Charlie are perfect for each other, even if they cannot see it themselves. The couple’s journey is filled with surprises that will make you believe in the power of unconditional love. *** Please click on the title.

FLOWERS FOR FAITH

When a compassionate little girl with Down syndrome encounters a woman who is homeless, she pleads with her mother to help the person. Although initially reluctant to get involved, the girl’s persistence convinces her mom to take action. The journey these individuals take in an attempt to understand each other’s circumstances will tug at your heart as you witness the humanity of all three. Olivia, her mother Ashley, and Diane soon form a deep bond of love and respect as the truth of Diane’s life unfolds. *** Please click on the title.

THE MAN WITH THE STICK

Kylie is a seven-year-old girl with a developmental disability. Every day she faithfully watches from the window as an older man slowly walks by with a cane. Eventually, she meets Albert, and the mysterious man opens up a world she and her mother never expected. They learn that he had polio as a child, and because he missed so much school, he is illiterate. But although he cannot read or write, they discover that Albert is the wisest person they’ve ever met. *** Please click on the title.

THE HANDMADE GIFT

Joan and Karla are women of different generations who are brought together through a heartbreaking tragedy in the distant past and a moment of tremendous joy in the present. And although they don’t meet face to face, they have a beautiful connection because they are both the mother of a child with Down syndrome. But why their lives intersect is a powerful story about overcoming the greatest pain there is in life and somehow finding the strength to go on. *** Please click on the title.