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Walmart sued for firing of employee with Down syndrome

USA TODAY - Jan 19, 2017
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Walmart is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission over termination of a 15-year employee with Down syndrome at a Wisconsin store. According to a news release from the EEOC on ...

EEOC Sues Walmart for Firing Marlo Spaeth, Employee With Down ...

The Mighty - Jan 19, 2017
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Walmart after a store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, fired an employee with Down syndrome ...

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Receives $2300 Donation

CarriageTradePR.com (press release) - Jan 19, 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received a $2,300 donation from Schneider Logistics in support of the nonprofit organization's program and educational endeavors. LDSS is a family support group to benefit people ...

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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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Uncomplicated Life, An: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter

by: Paul Daugherty

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. 

Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra.
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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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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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mom Shocked Son with Down Syndrome Was Overlooked By Modeling Agency

15-month-old Asher Nash is a natural in front of the camera. His mother, Meagan, thought he would be perfect for an OskKosh B'gosh ad, so she sent the photos ...