The NDSC & DSMIG Conferences: Alzheimer’s, regression, resources, & friends

DSMIGHow can a person have Alzheimer’s, but not? I learned about this and more at the 2015 National Down Syndrome Congress’ annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Prenatal Testing Stakeholder Symposium to be held in Washington DC

PIRC Symposium

Thursday, July 16, 2015, an oft-stated, but rarely occurring, meeting will be held. If you can get there, I hope to see you in attendance.

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Pixar’s Inside Out: moron, mongo, and normalizing disability bigotry


Pixar released a movie Inside Out featuring characters embodying human emotions which are played out inside people’s minds. A mom calls attention to how Pixar has normalized disability bigotry for viewers of Inside Out.

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News: prenatal testing, rising number of abortions, and cancer

Copenhagen Post Downs Syndrome Dwindling July 20 2011

From the News page, here’s a collection of tweets of mine on news reported this week:

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What exactly is MaterniT21, Harmony, verifi, & Panorama testing?

Ariosa Fetal DNA

If more women were accurately counseled about what exactly cell free DNA is testing, they would immediately understand that their test results are never diagnostic.

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News: Sequenom’s patent invalidated, Ron Burgundy commentary, & informed consent concerns raised

Fontana Panther

From the News page, some significant developments concerning cell free DNA, with commentary by Anchorman Ron Burgundy:

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Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Down syndrome: 99% malpractice

New Blood Test 99 percent

If you’ve been told you have a 99% chance of having a child with Down syndrome based on a prenatal blood test, your practitioner likely has committed malpractice.

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Noninvasive Prenatal Screening in the News


From the News page: a new NIPS provider, and financial news about two others.

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Caring for individuals with Down syndrome

Cedar Lake staff & board members join in the groundbreaking ceremony (your author at right)

One of the main concerns of expectant couples when they learn their child has Down syndrome is “who will help care for our son or daughter?” In the United States, it is humbling to find out how many will help care.

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