World Down Syndrome Day 2021: A Vision of What Can Be and Should Be
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World Down Syndrome Day 2021: A Vision of What Can Be and Should Be

by Bob Doman Today is marked as a day to raise international awareness of Down syndrome and to help advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome. Having worked with many thousands of individuals with Down syndrome from all over the world for over fifty years, NACD needs to begin a discussion of rights,…

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Turning Wishes Into Visions and Realities
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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Turning Wishes Into Visions and Realities

by Bob Doman The description of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month is as follows: “The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, where we celebrate and let everyone know our abilities and that we are capable of doing anything we set our minds to.” Children and adults with Down syndrome are near and dear…

How to Teach Your Child With Special Needs to Wear a Mask
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How to Teach Your Child With Special Needs to Wear a Mask

by Bob Doman For many preschool children and children with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum, getting them to tolerate a mask can be a daunting task. For a child who doesn’t understand the need for a mask and who has some tactile defensiveness, getting them to wear a mask can be extremely…