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Global Thanks Congress, President & White House, and NIH for Acknowledging Down Syndrome Awareness Month

As the nation celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation recognizes and thanks our friends and partners in Congress, the President and the White House, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for making Down syndrome a
Posted on October 3, 2019
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Understanding Behavioral Challenges

From Down Syndrome WorldTM 2019 Issue 2 of 4 An important study in the journal of mental health research in intellectual disabilities shows that children with Down syndrome demonstrate increased behavioral issues compared with their typical peers. Early intervention and
Posted on September 19, 2019
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An Out-Of-Sight Connection

From Down Syndrome WorldTM 2019 Issue 2 of 4 Last year, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show brought together two very different football fans: Denver Broncos Lineback Von Miller and one of his
Posted on September 12, 2019
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Navigating a Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism

From Down Syndrome WorldTM Spring 2016 Findig out your child with Down syndrome has co-occuring Austism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) can be daunting, but a better understanding of DS-ASD opens doors to resources and support that benefit children and families alike.
Posted on September 4, 2019
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Discrimination and Down syndrome

From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 1 2015 Instances of discrimination in England, Australia, and Thailand have sparked international outrage among citizens who have Down syndrome, their families, and society at large. They also force us to acknowledge the need for
Posted on August 21, 2019
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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Advocacy Leads to $23 Million Increase for Down Syndrome Research at the NIH

From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 3 2018 THANKS TO GLOBAL’S GROWING NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF ADVOCATES AND SELF-ADVOCATES, BRILLIANT AND PASSIONATE SCIENTISTS, AND OUR CONGRESSIONAL CHAMPIONS — SENATORS ROY BLUNT (R-MO), PATTY MURRAY (D-WA), AND CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-MD), AND REPRESENTATIVES
Posted on August 2, 2019
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Dating and Down Syndrome

From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 4 2017 Recognizing your child is ready to enter the dating scene isn’t always easy. Noted sexuality educator Terri Couwenhoven helps both children with Down syndrome and their parents navigate these difficult waters. This article
Posted on July 18, 2019
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Congenital Heart Defects and Down Syndrome:
What Parents Should Know

From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 3 2018 This rare disease is significantly more common in children with Down syndrome. Understanding symptoms and early detection could save a life. CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME face a high rate of congenital heart defects
Posted on July 3, 2019