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Finding A New Label for Down Syndrome
People with Down syndrome elevate the quality of life and richness of experience we enjoy in our homes, schools and communities. Families of babies and young children are especially struck by the inappropriate connotations the word 'down' has in describing babies, children or adults with DS.
Finding a Welcoming Congregation
Finding an inclusive faith community that is supportive of childhood disabilities and welcoming to families of children who have special needs should not be a rare event. However, some families feel that they no longer fit in their congregations, and others may even have been encouraged to leave.
Flu Outbreaks and Childhood Disabilities
Families of children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special needs faced disproportionate challenges due to the effects of the 2009 Swine Flu (A1N1 Influenza) outbreak, in reducing risks, maintaining medications during illness and routines during school closures.
Fly Fishing for Kids and Teens with Down Syndrome
DownStream can ignite a lifelong passion for the sport and art of fly fishing in children, teens and young adults with Down syndrome by providing an amazing daylong event for them and their families.
Food and Eating Issues - Childhood Disabilities
Babies, toddlers and young children who have difficulties with feeding, eating or oral-motor issues benefit from interventions and support from parents and professionals
Forgiving Family - Childhood Disabilities
Family members who express opinions or make comments that are hard for parents, siblings or children with disabilities to accept or forgive are sometimes great supporters and advocates later on
Fragile X Syndrome - Children with Special Needs
Fragile X Syndrome causes symptoms in children that are challenging for families, but there are ways you can support and accommodate your childīs special needs
Friendship, Inclusion and Childhood Disability
Adults can help kids with special needs and their mainstream peers initiate, build and maintain friendships.
Fundraising and Advocacy
Supporting organizations and advocates through fundraising and volunteer participation carries many programs through hard financial times
Future Sibling Support and Down Syndrome
Sibling support programs help build better family relationships as well as providing willing listeners and a forum to speak for brothers and sisters of children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. As important to our children as they may be, so are our expectations of our children as adults
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