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Down Syndrome

The days in which children with Down syndrome were sent away, never to be part of their family or community, are fading fast. Inclusion is becoming more and more the rule for these kids, in school and, later, in jobs and assisted living. That gives parents the joy of seeing their children grow up and have normal life experiences ... and the challenge of preparing them for those experiences, and for people who may not be so happy to include them. These resources for families of children with Down syndrome will help you on that journey.
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  2. Down Syndrome News (5)

First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Down Syndrome
A handful of easy, quick suggestions to help you get a fast start on helping your child diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Before You Look for Information on Down Syndrome
Start with these recommended resources for finding facts, strategies, and advice on parenting children with Down Syndrome.

Preparing the School for Your Child with Down Syndrome
School can be a difficult place for children with Down syndrome -- academically, behaviorally and socially. Let the school know what your child needs to be safe and successful with these tips and printouts.

Readers' Choice Awards Honorees Recommend Their Favorite Down-Syndrome Resources
For World Down Syndrome Day 2013, I asked past and present Readers' Choice Awards winners and finalists to recommend their favorite Down-syndrome resources.

What Is Down Syndrome?
A definition of DS, with a link to more information.

What Is Mosaic Down Syndrome?
A definition of Mosaic Down syndrome, with links to more information.

Special-Needs Business Profile: SPECS4US
Profile of a parent-run business that makes specialized eyeglasses for children with Down syndrome.

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