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Eliana Tardio

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By Eliana Tardio

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    • The Story of Suj, an Outstanding Musician with Down Syndrome Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Professionally, Suj continues to get awards, but even the presidential award he received can’t beat the smile & peaceful joy he brings to us and to those blessed to enjoy his soothing music.
    • Ultrasound Findings and Down Syndrome Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ultrasound is a common test done during pregnancy. It lets a doctor look at a fetus and measure how far along in your pregnancy you are. however, sometimes an ultrasound can show some markers that indicate that the baby that you are carrying may have a higher than normal chance to have Down syndrome. Read here to learn more about the link between ultrasound and Down Syndrome.
    • Cause, Diagnosis and Treatments of Atlantoaxial Instability in Down Syndrome Created: Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Atlantoaxial instability or AAI is a common orthopedic problem in Down syndrome. To learn more about this problem, including its symptoms and treatments, read here." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • What Is Mosaic Down Syndrome? Created: Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Mosaic Down syndrome accounts for 2 to 4% of all cases of Down syndrome. But what exactly is mosaic Down syndrome, and what does it mean for a child who receives this diagnosis?
    • 6 Tips to Handle “Back to Work Time” Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Letting others help you when your child is born with Down syndrome and you are a working mom with no other options, will help you feel relieved .
    • Ultrasound Findings that Might Indicate Down Syndrome - Choroid Plexus Cysts Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you have just been told that your baby has a choroid plexus cysts on ultrasound, you are probably frightened and confused, but there is no need to be. Choroid plexus cysts are a common ultrasoun...
    • Maternal Age-Related Risks for Down Syndrome and Other Trisomies Created: Friday, March 06, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      The risk to have a child with a trisomy or extra chromosome goes up as a woman gets older. Down syndrome is the most common trisomy but there are other rare trisomies (trisomy 18 and trisomy 13). U...
    • Diagnosing Down Syndrome Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Down syndrome can be diagnosed at birth or prenatal. It is usually suspected due to some unusual physical features in an infant and confirmed by a blood test that analyzes the infants chromosomes c...
    • When Cancer Strikes a Parent of a Child with Down Syndrome Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      When we're challenged to fight for our own life at the time of having a child with Down syndrome, we then realize that life is precious no matter how many chromosomes it has.
    • Beating Cancer as a Mom When Your Child Has Down Syndrome Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Overcoming cancer has given me a different perspective of my daughter’s diagnosis. She has Down syndrome, but she’s healthy, she’s complete and her essence is perfect.
    • My Child with Down Syndrome Had Leukemia. Signs to Watch For! Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      I feel proud of him for beating cancer and for many times for reminding us with his smile how important it is to believe and to never give up.
    • Down Syndrome 101 Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      I didn’t go to school for becoming an expert in Down syndrome. However, I have made my journey as the parent of children with Down syndrome the priority of my life.
    • Stories of Families - Down Syndrome and Autism DS-ASD Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      It was in 2010 when Sofia started doing things that she had never done before. She started making loud sounds and flapping her hands.
    • Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism (DS-ASD) Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      The high incidence of autism has also affected the community of people with other primary diagnoses and children with Down syndrome are one of them.
    • Stories of Parents Raising Children with and without Down Syndrome Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      I’ve always loved my kids with the same love, but when you have a child with special needs, it’s not unusual to dedicate more time to this child as you’re often left thinking that he or she is at a disadvantage compared to others and that the others can do things by themselves.
    • How to Give Everyone the Right Attention at Home Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Explaining everyone at home about their brother or sister’s diagnosis of Down syndrome is the best way to teach them to be empathetic.
    • The R-word and Down Syndrome: Why to Take the Pledge Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      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.
    • Parents Who Don't Believe in Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      This article represents the thoughts and ideas of a part of the community of parents with Down syndrome.
    • When Children Ask About Their Older Sibling with Down Syndrome Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Even if you have raised your children both talking openly about Down syndrome, it’s not until your child gets conscious about natural differences, that he’s going to start asking serious questions about his brother or sister with Down syndrome.
    • How to Tell Your Older Children That Their Sibling Has Down Syndrome Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      As the parent of other children, there's a very important thing to address at home: How to explain to your older children that their new brother or sister has Down syndrome.
    • Stories of Siblings of Children with Down Syndrome Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Stories from parents around the world, who share their experiences and the reactions of their children to the news that they have a brother or sister with Down syndrome.
    • What Is Inclusion for Children with Down Syndrome Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      What we should want and expect from inclusion is for them to experience the full meaning of the word. That means a life with no limits and the opportunity to learn from a life free of prejudice.
    • School Inclusion for Children with Down Syndrome Created: Thursday, March 06, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      Inclusion is a learning experience for everyone in the classroom. Kids with Down syndrome become members of the group by offering their talents and unique personalities.
    • People with Down Syndrome and College Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      We're experiencing great and positives changes about perception of people with Down syndrome and their abilities, but to think that every person with Down syndrome is able to attend college is unrealistic, and can set standards hard to comply with.
    • The Importance of Early Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      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 Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Early Intervention is the first step for children with Down syndrome and their families, but what happens next?
    • New Pregnancy after Having a Child with Down Syndrome Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      These are common fears that may arise when families decide with a new pregnancy after having a child with Down syndrome.
    • Things Every New Parent of A Child With Down Syndrome Should Be told Created: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Every year, around 6000 kids are born with Down syndrome in United States. These are 6 things every parent should be told to start the journey.
    • What is Down Syndrome in 2014? Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Fast forward to 2014, a time when people with Down syndrome and their families continue to demonstrate that while living with Down syndrome is not a “typical” circumstance, it is also nothing out of this world.
    • Dealing As a Couple with Your Child’s Diagnosis of Down Syndrome Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      It’s very important for couples to understand some basic rules for reacting to their child’s diagnosis of Down syndrome.
    • 5 Basic Things You Should Know About Raising a Child with Down Syndrome Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      These are five basic things you should know about raising a child with Down syndrome.
    • Adopt a Child with Down syndrome Created: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
      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.

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