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Person First Language and Down Syndrome
Parents of young children with Down syndrome may feel passionately about how they refer to their sons and daughters. Some advocate Person First Language and some feel that Down syndrome should be first to be kept as a focus of their advocacy. Respectful conversations about this topic allow us to learn more about one another and make us stronger advocates as our sons and daughters grow up.
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Everyone should read this before you say anything, email anything, comment on anything to someone with cancer
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Northeast Down Syndrome Education Conference
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Family Village website
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"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health." -Voltaire
National DS Congress @NDSC
Just watched an exclusive screening of Any Day Now. It was amazing! Heart-wrenching; you will fall in love with...
RT @ypierre: Parents, advocates, supporters of children with Down syndrome @AnyDayNowMovie is a must see!
We made @indiewire's list of 7 Indie films that are a must-see in December! Check it out!
Any Day Now @AnyDayNowMovie
"@mattsmiley: Just finished watching @AnyDayNowMovie. Great performance by @Alancumming. Don't read any reviews. Just go see it. "
"Any Day Now" Movie about the adoption of an adult with Down syndrome, select cities on 12/14
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Adoption and Childhood Disabilities
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The Catholic Herald
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Down's with the kids @downs_dad_uk
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Karen Gaffney ’97 is nominated for World Open Water Swimming Association Woman of the Year.
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A young girl near death from leukemia is now in remission.
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It's 1 thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. - Paulo Coelho http://tinyurl.com/b32h5vo
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We're Not Special Parents
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Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege Checklist
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Ohio baby w/ Downsyndrome receives 400 ornaments from around the world
Senate's failure to pass @UN disability treaty is slap in face to most vulnerable.
We're not alone in calling out the U.S. Senate over its failure to pass disability treaty.
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@andersoncooper, thank you for covering disability rights tonight.
YES on CRPD, written by people with disabilities ourselves.
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