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Old 06-02-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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Re: down syndrome

Hey i am just a newbie on here but i do have a 5 yr. old girl with d.s. and she is just great. Even with all of the things we had to overcome their is more than enough good times to make up for all of that. And in response to "fudd", next time you give advice on something like this, I would suggest that you word it very carefully because alot of women (like me) who do have kids with down syndrome might be a little offended by the way you put that. Anyway, down syndrome babies are a gift to anyone who is lucky enough to have them. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. My daughter is about to start kindergarten this coming year and she will be in regular classes with all the other "normal" kids.There will be alot of dr.s and therapists but it is all worth it in the end. I wouldn't change cheyenne for anything in the world because she is the best thing that i have ever had, even though she does have down syndrome. Hope this helps.

 
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: down syndrome

congrats on the new baby. read "Down's Syndrome a New Parents Guide.
Get kryotype, birth certificate, go to Social Security office. If financially eligible, child can be placed on SSI. This is not about money. It means child gets medicaid. Your child gets insurance, if not covered privately.
Call E.C.I., this stands for Early Childhood Intervention, national program, available in every state. They will evaluate your child, and will come to your home to teach therapy. Talk to other parents of a child with DS. I bet you will hear over and over how great these kids are, and what an enhancement they are to the family. I wouldn't trade my son for a "normal" child. Congrats again on the new baby. Watch the very end of the movie "The Ringer." The actor with DS is doing Shakespere! The potential for people with DS is unknown at this time. Congrats again.

 
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