down syndrome

  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Has Facebook changed parenting?

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    As Facebook celebrates 10 years of likes and pokes, parents reflect on the pros and cons of parenting in the age of tagging,...
  2. Special Needs

    Special needs evaluations: Praying your child doesn't perform

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    If your child has a disability, you will spend hours with strangers who seem intent on pointing out your child's flaws. It's OK. I...
  3. Special Needs

    Alternative therapies for kids with Down syndrome

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    Pediasure, Nutrivene, Juice Plus, green tea extract… manufacturers and parents tout dramatic differences when these alternative...
  4. Special Needs

    Mommy confession: I only see Down syndrome

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    Many moms of children with Down syndrome can tell you the moment they either started or stopped seeing their child's Down syndrome...
  5. Special Needs

    Down syndrome diagnosis: Find support, not propaganda

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    When the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) team established its Parents First Call Program to provide 24/7 support to...
  6. Special Needs

    Is Down syndrome community pro-life or pro-choice?

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    Down syndrome advocacy organizations claim the medical community doesn't offer balanced information after a prenatal or at-birth...
  7. Special Needs

    I'm jealous of your kid's disability

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    I’m not proud to confess this, but sometimes I think honesty is the only way for mothers to really connect. Here’s my truth: I’ve...
  8. Special Needs

    Surviving (and enjoying!) holidays with a child with special needs

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    Holidays can be stressful enough with family members you love to pieces but sometimes want to strangle. If you have a child with...
  9. Kids with Special Needs

    Down syndrome: After high school, what's next?

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    Whether you receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or learn of your child’s extra chromosome after birth, you undoubtedly...
  10. Special Needs

    I support children and adults with special needs

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    Growing up in a big family taught Jenny to value the support and love of her parents. As an adult, she’s embraced the foster care...
  11. Special Needs

    Does marketing Down syndrome educate or mislead?

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    Inspiration porn. Children with Down syndrome on catalog covers. Photos, videos and quotes shared and re-shared through social...
  12. Special Needs

    I have Down syndrome and run my own business

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    A Down syndrome diagnosis doesn’t mean a child will live with his or her parents forever and never have a job. In fact, individuals...
  13. Special Needs

    The link between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome

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    Does Alzheimer’s disease scare you? Does Down syndrome confuse you? The link between the two should excite every parent or loved one...
  14. Special Needs

    The truth about sleep studies in children with Down syndrome

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    When your child’s sleep study technician waves goodbye with tears in his eyes at 4 a.m., your gut tells you the night’s work will...
  15. Special Needs

    When families fail parents of children with special needs

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    Learning your child has been born with a birth defect, a disability or a life-threatening condition inevitably breaks a parent’s...
  16. Special Needs

    What you need to know about IEPs

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    If you have a child with special needs, you likely will spend his or her entire school-aged life developing plans as part of an...
  17. Children's Health

    Education about Down syndrome can be life-saving

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    Expectant mothers and fathers have a lot to prepare for in their journey to becoming parents. Of course, there are the easy things...
  18. Special Needs

    Please invite my child with disabilities to your child’s party

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    Merriam-Webster says inclusion is the act or practice of including students with disabilities in regular school classes. In fact, we...
  19. Health & Wellness

    Less invasive test for Down syndrome

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    UK researchers have identified a test that can better pinpoint Down syndrome, and is much less invasive to expectant mothers.
  20. Special Needs

    Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.): Don’t call us a support group!

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    Charlie’s dad went to his first D.A.D.S. meeting hours after I had undergone an amniocentesis to determine if Charlie had Down...