News: Changing perspectives on seeing those with Down syndrome

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Today’s news items have a theme of changing your perspective on how (and where) to see individuals with Down syndrome. Continue Reading

Today Baby Doe Died

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Today was the day in 1982 when Baby Doe died in a maternity ward in a hospital in Indiana. He died because his doctor advised his parents that they could “do nothing.”

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Physicians: too many doing Down syndrome prenatal testing wrong

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A study of parents of children with Down syndrome reports on their experiences with finding out the diagnosis. It finds that too many physicians still are doing it wrong.

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News: Realizations from having a child with Down syndrome

The author with his daughter (neither in Michigan nor Saskatchewan)

Been a while since I updated the News page. Here’s some posts from recent days on realizations parents, particularly moms, have made in having a child with Down syndrome.

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Our story: my daughter’s ordinary/amazing day at a park

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How my daughter and an ordinary day at a park made me amazed at this thing called “life.”

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People with Down syndrome are not costs to be avoided through prenatal testing

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I shouldn’t even have to say this.

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World Autism Awareness Day: dual diagnosis with Down syndrome

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is yet another condition that shows individuals with Down syndrome are individuals first.

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Breaking news: prenatal testing for Down syndrome done right from now on

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Prenatal testing for Down syndrome will be done right going forward from today.

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Photo tour of 2014 ACMG Meeting

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Here are some images from the 2014 ACMG annual meeting. Take a photo tour with me:

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