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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
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Global Recap of 2019 NDSC Annual Convention in Pittsburgh

Left to right: Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, Dr. Laurie Ryan, Dr. Dennis McGuire, Dr. Mike Rafii, Dr. Peter Bulova, and Dr. Huntington Potter Engaging Roundtable Discussion During Global’s Roundtable, speakers talked about the importance, the issues and the milestones in research
Posted on June 29, 2019
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What Families Should Know About Moyamoya Disease

Maria Dellapina and her daughter, Erin Farragher From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 1 2019 This rare disease is significantly more common in children with Down syndrome. Understanding symptoms and early detection could save a life. “WHAT IS MOYAMOYA DISEASE?” many
Posted on May 23, 2019
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Everything You Need to Know About The Peanut Butter Falcon, in Theaters August 9th!

This must-see indie film stars Zack Gottsagen, an accomplished actor who happens to have Down syndrome, multi-talented Shia LaBeouf, and award-winning Dakota Johnson. Catch the inside scoop here: the film synopsis and cast, how the directors wrote the film specifically
Posted on May 20, 2019
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The Peanut Butter Falcon: A Must-See Indie Film Starring Zack Gottsagen

Featured: Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, and his mothers, Shelley and Trish, and Shia LaBeouf at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. Photos: Jared Wilson From Down Syndrome WorldTM Issue 1 2019 Film wins Audience Award at the prestigious South
Posted on May 19, 2019
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Global Thanks Congress, President and the White House for Maintaining Special Olympics Funding

At Global, we were shocked about the suggestions to cut the already scarce funding for students with special needs (12% of our students BTW!) and to completely defund Special Olympics. This past week, we saw our congressional heroes fiercely support
Posted on April 2, 2019
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome Workshop at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda Campus

Global, Alzheimer’s Association, and other nationals co-organized a seminal third workshop recruiting some of the best minds in the field of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.See an overview of the event here.
Posted on March 25, 2019