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Texas cheerleader with Down Syndrome does back handspring at ...


Sacramento Bee - Apr 27, 2017
Brittany Lowe is not your average Texas high school cheerleader. Born with Down Syndrome, she endured multiple heart and hip surgeries in her first few years, ...
 

Meet the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota Pageant


My9NJ - Apr 27, 2017
There are many things that can make a person beautiful. Inner beauty, contagious joy, and determination in the face of obstacles. That's why Mikayla Holmgren, a Bethel University student, is proud to compete in beauty pageants. This year, she'll be the ...
 

VIDEO: High school bat boy with Down syndrome has hit of the game


fox8.com - Apr 25, 2017
WOOSTER, Ohio -- A Wooster High School student with special needs stole the show at Monday night's varsity baseball game against Revere. Joey McGhee,17, and his infectious smile are no stranger to the baseball field. He's the team's bat boy this season.
 

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Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity


by: Andrew Solomon
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so—“a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People).

Solomon’s startling proposition in .
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Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don't React Method


by: David Stein
A child doesn't want to leave the toy store, so he stops and flops. Another bolts across a busy parking lot, turns and smiles at his mom. An eighteen-year-old student bursts into tears when asked to change activities at school. Sound familiar?

These and other common behavior issues in children with Down syndrome can quickly become engrained and may even persist into adulthood. No parent wants that to happen, and thankfully, help is available! Dr. David Stein, a psychologist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children's Hospital, shares his approach to behavior management in this new book for parents.
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel


by: Kim Edwards
A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love

Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome.
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We'll Paint the Octopus Red


by: Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
As six-year-old Emma anticipates the birth of her new baby brother or sister, she vividly imagines all of the things they can do together. Emma feels ready to be a big sister! Then when the baby is born, her dad tells her that it's a boy and he has something called Down syndrome. Finally she asks, "If Isaac has this Down thing, then what can't he do?". Her dad thinks about it, then tells her that as long as they are patient with him, and help him when he needs it, there probably isn't anything Isaac can't do.
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Down syndrome (trisomy 21) - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, & pathology


What is Down syndrome (trisomy 21)? Down syndrome is a set of symptoms that arise from a genetic abnormality, in which an individual's cells have an extra ...
 

People With Down Syndrome Speak Out


World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st. People with Down syndrome and their parents talk with us about their lives. Subscribe for more videos: ...
 

Girl Tells the World That Down Syndrome Is 'Not Scary'


In an inspiring viral video on her Facebook page, Sofia Sanchez uses to her own words to reach out to others that may be afraid of her condition.
 

Down Syndrome Model: Gigi Cunningham


To be world-renowned on the fashion, model and entertainment stage is a dream held by many teenage girls. Despite the low odds of anyone making it big in ...
 

Doritos-Loving Teen With Down Syndrome Gets Helicopter Ride to Prom


18-year-old Shaedon Wedel made headlines last month when he asked his best friend's 15-year-old sister, Carlie who has Down syndrome, to be his date to the ...