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Managing Behavior – National Down Syndrome Society

Managing Behavior – National Down Syndrome Society

October 16, 2013 No Comments

What Are Some Behavioral Challenges Typical In Persons with Down Syndrome?       The definition of a “behavior problem” varies but certain guidelines can be helpful in determining if a behavior has become significant.  Does the behavior interfere with development and learning? Are the behaviors disruptive to the family, school or workplace? Is the behavior […]

Florida couple with Down syndrome crowned homecoming queen and king

Florida couple with Down syndrome crowned homecoming queen and king

October 15, 2013 No Comments

A Florida high school crowned the state’s first-ever homecoming king and queen with Down syndrome Friday night. Travjuan ‘Bubba’ Hunter and Semone Adkins, both seniors, were crowned in an emotional Friday night ceremony on the football field just before West Orange High’s game against rival Cyprus Creek. Fueled by the positive energy from the uplifting […]

Labrador befriends toddler with Down syndrome, melts hearts

Labrador befriends toddler with Down syndrome, melts hearts

October 4, 2013 No Comments

Scott Stump TODAY contributor Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM ET In a video that is warming hearts worldwide, a playful Labrador retriever gradually wins over a toddler with Down syndrome to earn a hug from a boy who usually shies away from physical contact. In a 4-minute YouTube video posted by the child’s mother, who […]

Techniques for Success 2013

Techniques for Success 2013

September 25, 2013 No Comments

Registration is now open for TFS 2013! The 5th Techniques for Success (TFS) conference, co-sponsored by the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of Frederick, provides practical tips and strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs. TFS for Parents will take place in the evening on Friday, October 25, 2013, […]

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live

September 11, 2013 No Comments

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live By Shaun Heasley September 9, 2013 https://dsconnect.nih.gov/ A new national registry is launching in an effort to connect individuals who have Down syndrome with researchers studying the chromosomal disorder. The confidential online database known as DS-Connect is designed to collect health information on a voluntary basis from those with Down syndrome or family members who sign […]

Justice for Down syndrome man who died in movie theater (CNN)

Justice for Down syndrome man who died in movie theater (CNN)

September 3, 2013 No Comments

(CNN) — One day last January, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, went to see the movie “Zero Dark Thirty.” When it was over, Saylor briefly left the theater, then decided to return and see it again. The manager called security because Saylor didn’t pay, and three off-duty deputies, moonlighting at the […]

12th Annual Buddy Walk 2013

12th Annual Buddy Walk 2013

July 31, 2013 No Comments

Ready…Set…Walk! It’s time to celebrate this fun filled day with family and friends and celebrate all individuals with Down Syndrome!  We will have activities the whole family can enjoy such as a petting zoo, moon bounces, fun games, entertainment, food, speakers, and much, much more!  Awards for the “Top Fundraising Team” and “Most Creative” will be announced […]

UMass researchers shut off Down syndrome chromosome

UMass researchers shut off Down syndrome chromosome

July 18, 2013 No Comments

By Carolyn Y. Johnson THE BOSTON GLOBE Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have shown that it is possible to do what had once seemed unthinkable — shut down the extra chromosome that causes the developmental problems and intellectual disabilities in people with Down syndrome. The surprising result — so far accomplished only […]

Breakfast, lunch and hugs at Tim’s Place

Breakfast, lunch and hugs at Tim’s Place

July 16, 2013 No Comments

(CNN) — I was born in January of 1986. A few hours after I was born, our doctor told my parents that I had Down syndrome. A lot of people told my parents that they were very, very sorry. I guess they didn’t know then just how totally awesome I would turn out to be. Growing […]

Dear Mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis…

Dear Mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis…

June 19, 2013 No Comments

June 12, 2013 “Dear Mom who just received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, I know how you feel. Except — unlike you, I was holding my new baby, Kate, in my arms when I found out. She was wrapped in a blanket, looking up at me as I cried, listening to the Neonatologist on staff tell […]

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Managing Behavior – National Down Syndrome Society

What Are Some Behavioral Challenges Typical In Persons with Down Syndrome?       The definition of a “behavior...

Florida couple with Down syndrome crowned homecoming queen and king

A Florida high school crowned the state’s first-ever homecoming king and queen with Down syndrome Friday night. Travjuan ‘Bubba’...

Labrador befriends toddler with Down syndrome, melts hearts

Scott Stump TODAY contributor Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM ET In a video that is warming hearts worldwide,...

Techniques for Success 2013

Registration is now open for TFS 2013! The 5th Techniques for Success (TFS) conference, co-sponsored by the Down Syndrome Network...

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live

National Down Syndrome Registry Goes Live By Shaun Heasley September 9, 2013 https://dsconnect.nih.gov/ A new national registry is launching...

Justice for Down syndrome man who died in movie theater (CNN)

(CNN) — One day last January, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, went to see the...

12th Annual Buddy Walk 2013

Ready…Set…Walk! It’s time to celebrate this fun filled day with family and friends and celebrate all individuals with Down Syndrome!...

UMass researchers shut off Down syndrome chromosome

By Carolyn Y. Johnson THE BOSTON GLOBE Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have shown that it...

Breakfast, lunch and hugs at Tim’s Place

(CNN) — I was born in January of 1986. A few hours after I was born, our doctor told my...

Dear Mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis…

June 12, 2013 “Dear Mom who just received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, I know how you feel. Except...