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Are you familiar with Down's syndrome?

Hello,
I'm looking to hear from people who are familiar with Down's syndrome and who are willing to give any advice or share any relevant experiences. My little nephew was born with Down's syndrome two months ago. So far, he is healthy and strong and has had no complications at all, however, because he lives in a small island, I'm concerned about the special needs available to him there being limited. I'd like to know what he may be missing out on so that it can maybe be made available to him,
Any information on how to give the best care, any stories you'd like to share, etc, will be much appreciated.
I'd like to raise awareness about the syndrome and promote acceptance. I'm wondering how others have gone about that and hopefully gain inspiration.

Many people don't even know what Down's syndrome is and I'd like to change that.

Starting this conversation is a first step so please feel free to share anything you find relevant and that could help others understand a little more what Down's syndrome is and how it can actually impact people's life in a positive way.

Thank you

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    May 22 2011: I can tell you to expect everything and you should know that no matter how you try, or how well you prepare some of the things will just shock you, because that's just life. i do not have much experience, but I know that people with down's syndrome need love, a lot of love. but all of us do. just take it easy, and day by day.
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      May 22 2011: Hello Sandra,

      You are right in saying that no matter what one does the challange will always be there and one just simply has to get on with it, no matter how prepared or unprepared one may feel. Tha's just life and such is life.

      Thank you

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