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Life with Down Syndrome

Life with children is always a balancing act and life with a child with Down syndrome is no different. How do you take care of yourself, your marriage, your other children and your friends without getting overwhelmed? Read this article to get some tips to try to maintain a sense of balance in your life.

Down Syndrome and Swine Flu - Why are People with Down Syndrome at Risk?
People with Down syndrome are at increased risk to get swine flu and it's associated complications. Read here to understand why, and to learn what you can do to help.

Living with the Challenges of Down Syndrome
This article presents an overview of some of the joys and challenges faced by families of children with Down syndrome.

Learning Strategies in Down Syndrome
While people with Down syndrome have the capacity to learn, they face some special challenges. Read this article to get an idea of what those challenges are and to get some tips on dealing with them.

Special Educaton Options
Are you confused by terms such as mainstreaming and inclusion? If so, read this article to start learning some of the basics special education options available to your child.

In Her Own Words - Anya's Story
There is nothing more powerful than someone telling their story in their own words. Click here to read the inspiring story of a young English woman with Down syndrome.

Welcome to Holland - For New Parents
This inspirational piece has become a standard in describing the experience of raising a child with Down syndrome. Once you have read this piece, be sure and click on the link at the bottom of the page to read an interview with the author - Emily Perl Kingsley.

Adopt a Child with Down syndrome
Children with Down syndrome are not different than any other, and have nothing less to offer than a typical child. They all bring love to her adoptive families, completing the lives of those in seek of love.

The Importance of Early Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome
Early Intervention is actually the big picture of all the services that a child with Down syndrome and/or with other special needs may require. This is why is so important!

Moving from an IFSP to an IEP for Your child with Down syndrome

Parents Who Don’t Believe in Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
This article represents the thoughts and ideas of a part of the community of parents with Down syndrome.

The R-word and Down Syndrome: Why to Take the Pledge
Take the pledge now, and help take the world to the next level in terms of respect and diversity. This benefits every human being, not only those with special needs.

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