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Families with a new born with Down Syndrome are often grief stricken, feel hopeless and depressed. Often the strain can cause so much strain that the family relationship is just ruined. I hope this is not the case for you and I hope that you can find comfort from others as they and you communicate with each other.
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You have a new born with Down Syndrome. Tell the world about your baby, how much he or she weighs, how long he or she is, is it a girl or boy, what is his or her name, on what date was he or she born, how long the labor lasted. Give as much detail as you wish, including uploading a picture image or giving a link to a picture. Make the birth of your baby a precious and cherished moment in your life. I still tear up with excitement remembering the day our son was born.
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This is a concern for many including those of a typical child and we all know that a baby with Down Syndrome may require some special care. Finding the right Day Care solution can be a chore and frustrating for both mom and dad as they struggle to get back to work after the seemingly frightening news of having a baby with Down Syndrome. I am hoping this forum will help you alleviate your fears and help you find a good fit for you and you baby.
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Often our new born with Down Syndrome will have other complications besides the Down Syndrome. This forum is a discussion of those concerns that are in general health issues above and beyond that of a typical child. Although a child without Down Syndrome could experience these other health issues the other health issues bring about different challenges in children with Down Syndrome.
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When our new born with Down Syndrome has siblings or our new born has a sibling with Down Syndrome there are new a differing challenges to overcome. There are things in life to balance and coming to grips with the challenge of that balance can be exhausting. Give your concerns and ask your questions about those siblings and help other come to terms with how to balance life.
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Everyone loves providing entertainment for our new born and those with Down Syndrome are no different. What we need is to find the right toys for those new born that have Down Syndrome to promote the best stimulation toward growth. Activity is what helps a new born move toward toddlerhood and having toys and games that will cause the child to want to move is what we need to have. This forum will hopefully help you find those toys and games and perhaps allow everyone to share with each other.
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Our child with Down Syndrome has left the new born stage and has become a toddler. Often this process takes longer with children with Down Syndrome due to the developmental delays. This set of fora will discuss the challenges of raising a toddler aged child with Down Syndrome.
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As with typical children we often need to place our toddler with Down Syndrome in a day care facility. This forum is for discussion of the difficulties, hardships and joys around your experiences with the preschool facilities. It is my hope that we can share with each other the experiences of our neighborhood areas so that you can find the best solution for your child.
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As our children move from babyhood into toddlerhood we want to make sure we keep current with the health of our children. Toddlers with Down Syndrome tend to be no different than a typical child as they grow except for those things that are particular to anyone with Down Syndrome. Karen and I were lucky in that we only had to deal with Down Syndrome and later ADHD but many of you face struggles that require special measures of health management. I hope that you find this forum useful to you as you seek answers to your health management questions.
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Siblings are a child's best friends. However siblings can present us with unique challenges when one of those siblings has Down Syndrome. As our baby moves from babyhood to toddlerhood we want to make sure that all the children continue to get along. Ownership of toys and other items becomes an issue. Safety of things left laying around becomes an issue. I hope that this forum can help you as you meet the challenges siblings and toddlers can bring us.
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As the new born becomes a toddler he or she grows out of the new born toys and games and wanting toys and games that are more stimulating and exciting. Still we need to keep our children with Down Syndrome active and on the move.
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Our toddler with Down Syndrome has left the toddler stage and has become a preteen. Often this process takes longer with children with Down Syndrome due to the developmental delays. This set of fora will discuss the challenges of raising a preteen child with Down Syndrome.
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We no longer need preschool or day care and now we need after school care. This forum is to help you deal with the unique issues we need to deal with as we seek after school care for our preteen with Down Syndrome.
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As our children move from toddlerhood we want to make sure we keep current with the health of our children. Preteens with Down Syndrome tend to be no different than a typical child as they grow except for those things that are particular to anyone with Down Syndrome. Karen and I were lucky in that we only had to deal with Down Syndrome and later ADHD but many of you face struggles that require special measures of health management. I hope that you find this forum useful to you as you seek answers to your health management questions.
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Our child with Down Syndrome has reached those teen years. The one thing that isn't slow with a child with Down Syndrome is the arrival of puberty. This set of fora is dedicated to issues dealing with teens with Down Syndrome.
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A typical child once they become a teen can be trusted a few hours alone but that isn't so for a teen with Down Syndrome. We still need to continue to provide our teens with Down Syndrome with a watchful care giver. This forum will be used to help you deal with the issues and questions surrounding continued After School Care.
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As our children move into teenhood we want to make sure we keep current with the health of our children. Teens with Down Syndrome tend to be no different than a typical child as they grow except for those things that are particular to anyone with Down Syndrome. I know from experience that puberty offers unique challenges and isn't delayed at all. Use this forum to help you in dealing with questions and issues you have for your teen with Down Syndrome.
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We've had an exciting and challenging life getting to this stage of life with our persons with Down Syndrome. This set of fora will be dedicated to concerns for the person with Down Syndrome beginning to be adults.
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Like a typical person who grows to want to start getting more money a person with Down Syndrome wants to develop those skills as well. Often we will find that we can encourage our loved ones by helping them seek employment at a Grocery or Department store. They can be capable of gathering carts and stocking shelves. Often however they need guidance and a watchful eye as they work in those facilities. How do we manage to give our loved ones an experience they can enjoy?
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Just like a typical child a person with Down Syndrome enjoys interacting with others. Find activities that are appropriate for the Down Syndrome person can be challenging but they do exist. Where in the community can this loved one go for fun while being a safe environment? What extra curricular activities are available and affordable for the person with Down Syndrome?
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I know that Down Syndrome people aspire to have a life on their own as they become an adult. This set of fora are to be used for the concerns for those adults with Down Syndrome.
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Time flies in our faces and the person with Down Syndrome is now an adult ready to move out of the nest into his or her own nests. Where, what and how can this happen? What is available for the adult with Down Syndrome to practice independence? Where in the community do I turn?
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The person with Down Syndrome is a forever challenge that we fret with on a daily basis. Sometimes the adult with Down Syndrome decides to stay in the nest. How do we provide for them on an on-going basis? How do we give them the support that they so desperately want and need while at the same time giving them some semblance of independence and feeling of achievement?
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Education is important to everyone. It is how we advance in our society. And just like a typical person a person with Down Syndrome desires to learn. This set of fora is meant to deal with questions and issues about education that we might face that are unique to our loved ones with Down Syndrome.
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Preschool as we use it here means a learning facility before the defined starting age of public school in our locality. This can cover day care but usually has a more structured learning environment that you find in a day care facility. This forum is to cover issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome in a preschool setting.
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Elementary education as used here usually means Kindergarten through Grade 6. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the Elementary setting as it is defined in your locality.
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Junior High education as used here usually means Grade 7 through Grade 9. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. It may also be called Middle School in some localities which is also fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the Junior High setting as it is defined in your locality.
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High School education as used here usually means Grade 10 through Grade 12. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the High School setting as it is defined in your locality.
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Colleges, Universities and other schools of higher learning are always on a parents mind. The typical schools beyond High School are usually not equipped to service our children with Down Syndrome but there are some that are and some that deal only with those that have delayed mental ability. This forum is to be used to help answer questions and issues that are unique to people with Down Syndrome in striving to continue education beyond High School.
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Often we just want to talk and don't have a specific category for the topic. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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General discussion forum. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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Sometimes we just need to discuss life with our new born and the content we wish to discuss does not fit into a nice category. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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Sometimes we just need to discuss life with our toddler and the content we wish to discuss does not fit into a nice category. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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Sometimes we just need to discuss life with our preteen and the content we wish to discuss does not fit into a nice category. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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Sometimes we just need to discuss life with our teen and the content we wish to discuss does not fit into a nice category. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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Often we need to discuss life with our young adult and what we want to discuss doesn't fit into a nice category. The discussions here do not need to be about Down Syndrome but should be related to living as a family unit. We are concerned about you and what you are going through so express your thoughts so we may attempt to direct you to help.
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As the person with Down Syndrome matures in age the focus switches to what now. We think about levels of higher education and work force technical abilities. How can that lovable, loving person with a mental handicap leave us and move on? How do we continue to care for our loved one who so wants to be on his own but still needs supervision? How do we prepare our loved one for the world?
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Our communities often have programs of interest that help us as we raise our children with Down Syndrome. This set of fora are to help promote those community efforts. If you are or know of a provider of services related to Down Syndrome in any way please contact me with the details of the service and I will add a forum specific to that service.
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Our communities often have programs of interest that help us as we raise our children with Down Syndrome. If you are or know of a provider of services related to Down Syndrome in any way please contact me with the details of the service and I will add a forum specific to that service.
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