Are we a more accepting society than ever before? Is there no longer a them and us division between the disabled and everybody else? The Politics of Down Syndrome looks at how we got to where we are today, from the racist roots of its identification to the rising number of abortions today. Down syndrome is the most common syndrome in the world, shared by all classes and races, yet it's one we rarely address our feelings about, head on. This book, although direct and questioning, takes a positive view about where we go from here and the opportunity for society to fully enjoy the benefits of being inclusive.
Kieron is father to Tanzie (aged 8, who happens to have Down syndrome) and was involved in 'the Down syndrome incident' with comedian Frankie Boyle. Kieron was a Trustee of Down Syndrome Education International, the world's leading academic research based Down syndrome charity, all royalties from the book will be donated to the charity. He is on the executive steering group of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Down syndrome in the UK.
(Image of Kieron copyright Clare J Sheridan Photography)