(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Down Syndrome: A genetic disorder that is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome, which results in varying degrees of physical and mental abnormality. Physical characteristics of the syndrome include a flattened face, widely spaced and slanted eyes, comparatively smaller head size and lax... [more
Adopting Children with Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities and Adoption The estimates of children who are awaiting adoption (legally free) indicate that anywhere between 30 - 50% have a developmental disability. However, these children are not a homogeneous group. Their physical, cognitive and social characteristics may differ...
Indiana State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Richard G. Lugar (R) 306 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4814 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://lugar.senate.gov Honorable Evan Bayh (D) 463 Russell Senate Office Building Washington,... Georgia State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Saxby Chambliss (R) United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521 (202) 224-0072 (Fax) Web: http://chambliss.senate.gov Honorable Zell Miller (D) 257 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643... Representing the Special Education Child: A Manual for the Attorney and Lay Advocate
Outline I. The Need to Know A. Personal impact B. Professional role II. Presenting the Problem A. Crisis! Emergency! B. Parent's response C. Attorney response III. Preparing for a Special Education Due Process Hearing A. Hazards of litigation B. Analyze issues C....
Doctor honored by Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
Dr. Ben Spitalnick was presented the President's Award at the 2013 Night of Champions by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on May 9. "Dr. Ben" as he is known locally, is managing partner of Pediatric Associates of Savannah and currently serves as Representative for the... Hospital helps raise funds for Down Syndrome patients
SOME RM5,000 raised through a treasure hunt has been donated to the Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Down Syndrome Dan Hyper Active in Klang. Glee actress inspires young fans who have Down syndrome
Glee superfan James Clifford proudly posed for a photograph Thursday with actress Lauren Potter, who was visiting Vancouver to meet some of her fans and attend a fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. Down Syndrome View Change
A college writing professor and former poet, George Estreich started documenting his life with Laura, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome two weeks after her birth, shortly after she had corrective heart surgery in 2001.
Respecting Difference: Lessons Learned
March 7, 2011, 1:29 pm
Five years ago, my husband's brother and his wife had their first child. It came as a surprise to them that their infant son was diagnosed with Down syndrome after his birth. They'd had no reason to expect it. Risk factors including "advancing maternal age" and "already having a child with Down... Adopting a Special Needs Child Internationally
March 9, 2010, 1:12 pm
Recently, someone asked me about the possibility of adopting a special needs child internationally. Being how international adoption and special needs are two issues near to my heart, I decided to do a little leg work and see what I could find. It goes without saying that there are many, many... Conspicuous Family -- Or Ambassadors?
February 22, 2011, 1:46 pm
I never knew what it meant: “conspicuous family.” But since the adoption of my daughter nearly eight years ago, I’ve come to understand it well. A conspicuous family is one like mine who, without any effort on our parts, draws the attention of strangers the way porch lights draw moths at...