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Couple with Down syndrome celebrate 22 years of marriage


New York Post - Feb 24, 2017
A couple with Down syndrome has proved doubters wrong after 22 years of wedded bliss and a huge Facebook following of people inspired by their heartwarming story. Maryanne and Tommy Pilling were thought to be the first Down syndrome couple to tie ...
 

Runner With Down Syndrome Dances Her Way Through Half Marathon Finish Line


Runner's World - Feb 24, 2017
The course had been packed up for hours. Most spectators were long gone. Every single half marathoner had collected his or her race medal and headed to a celebratory brunch. All but one. Kayleigh Williamson, 26, crossed the Austin Half Marathon Finish ...
 

Second case of 'Down syndrome' in chimps: Chimpanzee study can ...


Science Daily - Feb 21, 2017
Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down ...
 

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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, Psy.D.
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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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 ...
 

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.
 

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: ...
 

Couple With Down Syndrome Celebrates 22 Years Together


A couple with Down syndrome has defied all odds. Maryanne and Tommy Pilling have been together for more than two decades, but when they first met, people ...
 

'He's just such a lovely man': Oldest person with Down syndrome celebrates 77th birthday


World's oldest person with Down Syndrome Kenny Cridge, celebrated his 77th birthday with his care-givers in the Wisteria House care home in Yeovil, on ...