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Greater Access for Down Syndrome Information

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign Chloe's Law. Chloe's Law, or the Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act, requires medical practitioners to provide up-to-date and accurate information about Down syndrome with the accompanying diagnosis. Similar laws were passed in Massachusetts and Kentucky. Why is this necessary? Ask a parent or two and you find out how most doctors aren't up to the task. Fortunately, there are parents who will help them out (if they would listen).
posted by plinth on Jul 18, 2014 - 91 comments

Dear Future Mom...

Italian advocacy group Coor Down helped a pregnant woman understand what to expect with her soon-to-be born Down Syndrome child by gathering 15 people with Down Syndrome from various countries to answer her question.
posted by gman on Mar 17, 2014 - 14 comments

You, sir, are a fine dog.

Who's a good widdle doggie? This dog. This dog is a damn good doggie. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 2, 2013 - 44 comments

I Took That Punch as a Man

23-year-old Garrett Holeve is an aspiring MMA fighter from Cooper City, Florida, just north of Miami. He trains six days a week, and has fought in amateur exhibition matches. He also has Down syndrome. This is his story [more inside]
posted by ob1quixote on Mar 29, 2013 - 33 comments

31 for 21

31 for 21 in honor of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, bloggers will be writing a blog article a day concerning the issues of Down syndrome. In addition, there is a blog hop of "best of" weekly posts. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Oct 1, 2012 - 6 comments

Stories about Down syndrome

My Great Story (flash heavy) - The National Down Syndrome Society is building a collection of stories celebrating the lives of the 400,000 people with Down syndrome in the United States. Know someone with Down syndrome? You can contribute too.
posted by plinth on Oct 18, 2010 - 5 comments

This is Nella's Story

Nella Cordelia: A Birth Story (warning: sound)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 10, 2010 - 27 comments

More Alike than Different

More Alike than Different the National Down Syndrome Congress has been running a campaign for Down syndrome awareness. As part of the campaign, they invited families to create their own own posters. Some are simple. Some are heartwarming. Some are fun. You too can vote for your favorite.
posted by plinth on Mar 5, 2010 - 33 comments

Crossing Boston Harbor

Karen Gaffney swam Boston Harbor to raise awareness about Down syndrome. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Oct 13, 2009 - 4 comments

Becoming a Parent of Child with Down Syndrome

I Am Capable of More Than I Think I Am - Gregg Rogers discusses his introduction to being a parent of a child with Down syndrome for a segment of NPR's This I Believe. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Oct 2, 2008 - 28 comments

Swimming Across Tahoe

After a six hour swim, Karen Gaffney finished crossing Lake Tahoe. She's also done the English Channel as part of a relay. Karen also has Down syndrome and is a motivational speaker. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Oct 1, 2007 - 4 comments

'A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.'

Arthur Miller's Missing Act :: For all the public drama of Arthur Miller's career ... one character was absent: the Down-syndrome child he deleted from his life
posted by anastasiav on Aug 20, 2007 - 50 comments

Down syndrome and Alzheimer's

Down syndrome and Alzheimer's. People with Down syndrome are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's, and at a much earlier age: three-quarters of them will get it by the age of 65, compared with one-tenth of the general population. This Globe and Mail article looks at a relatively new phenomenon due, in no small part, to longer life expentancies among those with Down syndrome.
posted by mcwetboy on May 5, 2007 - 12 comments

Social Acceptance of T21

The National Potrait Gallery held a competition for new entries into the gallery. The winner is a fabulous painting by David Lenz. There is a great deal of focus in the exhibit of imagery that is truthful, but not necessarily flattering. The winner is both truthful and flattering. Lenz's subject is is his son, who has Down syndrome. The title, "Sam and the Perfect World" is quite poignant. There is a long NPR program covering the entire topic of portaiture in general and this portrait specifically.
posted by plinth on Jul 18, 2006 - 31 comments

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