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Down syndrome event to be held at Capitol

Great Falls Tribune - Mar 17, 2017
HELENA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services, West Mont, Helena Industries, PEERS Unlimited and the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities on Tuesday will celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. The event will begin at 12:30 ...

Turlock family hopes to raise awareness about Down syndrome

The Turlock Journal - Mar 18, 2017
For longtime Turlock resident Yadira Contreras, these milestones might take a little longer to come across for her daughter Estrella, who was born with Down syndrome. However, Contreras still beams with unmistakable pride as she looks at her one-year ...

Toddler with Down syndrome models for British retailer

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - Mar 17, 2017
An image of Down syndrome toddler Lily Beddall, who is featuring as a model for British fashion and homeware retailer Matalan, is displayed in a Matalan store on Oxford Street in London, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). LONDON (AP) — A ...

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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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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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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: ...

Family Guy - Chris Dates Down Syndrome Girl

Family Guy - Chris Dates Down Syndrome Girl Season 8, Episode 12 . Content owned by Fox and Seth MacFarlane! No copyright infringement intended.

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 ...