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Down Syndrome World will always focus on Down syndrome research and medical care and aspires to provide these stories in an easy to read, entertaining and informative way.

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In This Issue

Features
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FAMILY TIES

As adults with Down syndrome are living longer, more fulfilling lives thanks to improvements in medical care, they now face decisions about what to do when their parents pass away. For many families, that means turning to brothers and sisters.

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AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

Actor and model Jamie Brewer embraces the power of her celebrity to shatter stereotypes and be a voice for others – and counts superstar Miley Cyrus as an admirer.

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BEING ALERT TO MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

People with Down syndrome can develop mental health conditions just as typical people do. Too often, however, these conditions are mistaken as characteristics of Down syndrome and go under-diagnosed and under-treated.

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A FIRST STEP IN UGANDA

Global has partnered with the Global Livingston Institute to better understand and serve the needs of Uganda’s Down syndrome community.

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AMBASSADOR OF HOPE

Emmanuel Joseph Bishop’s self-advocate presentations highlight the innate abilities and talents in people with Down syndrome.

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AGAINST ALL ODDS

For more than 20 years, pediatrician Jumana Odeh, M.D., M.P.H., has battled cultural stigmas, an indifferent healthcare system, and one of the world’s most intractable political conflicts to help children in Palestine reach their potential.

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