down syndrome

  1. 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...
  2. Tips & Advice

    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...
  3. 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.
  4. Tips & Advice

    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...
  5. Family Fun

    6 Great camps for kids with special needs

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    Discover six summer camps that serve kids with special needs and chronic medical conditions. We take a look at inspiring camps that...
  6. Tips & Advice

    Divorce: Does "Down syndrome advantage" exist?

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    Can a child's extra chromosome exponentially strengthen a marriage? Research points to a lower divorce rate compared with parents of...
  7. Pregnancy

    How the medical community fails when delivering a Down syndrome diagnosis

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    Your ears burn. Your eyes water. You cannot believe you just heard an experienced medical professional utter such an insensitive,...
  8. Tips & Advice

    Operation House Call teaches compassion for special needs

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    The Arc of Massachusetts began a program to teach medical students about intellectual and developmental disabilities more than 20...
  9. Tips & Advice

    More ad campaigns feature children with Down syndrome

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    Have you ever noticed that you’re more keenly aware of a topic when it becomes personal? Parents of children with Down...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Why do smart doctors use ignorant speech?

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    When a professional athlete tossed out the R word in an emotional post-event interview, the special needs community reacted swiftly...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Glee draws ire, applause for "gun in school" episode

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    The episode of Glee titled, “Shooting Star,” pulled off a trifecta of controversy: A gun in school; brought by a student...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs

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    How many times have you thought wow, I wish someone would invent [fill in the blank]? Meet three parents who fulfilled a need for...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Should students with disabilities have equal access to sports?

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    This year, the U.S. Department of Education issued clarifying guidelines to help schools provide students with disabilities equal...
  14. Tips & Advice

    6 Ways to ensure siblings aren’t overshadowed

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    Children with special needs sometimes demand more of their parents’ time. So, how do you make sure their siblings don’t...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Down syndrome advocates call for justice, training

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    Justice. Education. Training. Awareness.
  16. Tips & Advice

    Coping and surviving when your child won’t speak

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    The moment when a child who doesn't yet speak is trying to communicate is a collision of the child’s frustrations, the...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Down syndrome: Is awareness overdone and action overdue?

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    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), recognized by the United Nations and intended to shine a broad spotlight on the most...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Does your child with Down syndrome need a sleep study?

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome often think restless sleep patterns are just part of childhood, but research shows real...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Women unite to bring yoga to children with special needs

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    Sometimes, you can’t help but credit fate with bringing two people together. Jackie Currie has worked with children with special...
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    Down syndrome ambassadors push legislation

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    Every day, people on Capitol Hill lobby for causes, companies and campaigns. Occasionally, one group stands out because their...