Tag Archives: down’s syndrome

What Your Child With Down Syndrome Might Do

It can be a scary place, the first moments after your child with Down syndrome enters the world.  There are no guarantees in life. Having a great love, following a true passion, having a child.. it’s all a gamble. You won’t always take the most worn and travelled path as you create your own life story.. […]

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A Delivery Suite Diagnosis of Down syndrome – for Medical Professionals

  The way in which a delivery suite diagnosis of Down syndrome is communicated is often done in a dissatisfactory manner. The firm diagnosis of Down’s syndrome on phenotypic grounds is usually possible immediately after delivery.  It is essential to inform the parents, at least of your suspicions, as soon as possible after delivery.   […]

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You Know You’re A Special Needs Parent When…

You know you’re a special needs parent when… You pack exact required change for 2 chocolates from the hospital vending machine while waiting for an ambulance. You own more snot-suctioning devices than is either reasonable, or anticipated. Your invitations to BBQs and get-togethers dry up. You have a hospital bag, toy bag and food bag […]

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From Colombian Orphan with Down Syndrome To Becoming Target’s Latest Model

Kayella Aschoff is a beautiful 4 year old from Minnesota. She has Down syndrome and began her life in an orphanage in Colombia, before coming home as the first child of the Aschoff family when she was 9 months old. She has a brother Leo, who also has Down syndrome and was adopted. “We wanted […]

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Getting My Child To Stop Throwing Food- A Winning Method

Getting my child to stop throwing his food was consuming my life. I’m going to start this off by taking zero credit here for ANY good eating habits my son has picked up lately. I’d basically given up due to a busy family period, and he was living off his diet staple- fried rice, pureed […]

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Picture Perfect: Teen Artist with Down syndrome exhibits in New York and London

  Josie Webster is an 18 yr old girl from Sydney, Australia. She has Down syndrome and a talented eye for landscapes. Josie spent her early years in a mainstream primary school. While she attended a standard high school which had a special needs unit, her family felt it was more like a special school […]

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I don’t want to change my daughter with Down syndrome. But…

I don’t want to change my daughter with Down syndrome. But… These words, straight from the heart, perfectly reflect how a daddy feels about his little girl Eden Rose, who was born 2 years ago with Down syndrome. Col Usher, father of two, was asked a very important question by his 6 yr old son […]

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