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Down Syndrome World provides easy to read, entertaining and informative stories on Down syndrome research and medical care and the incredible work of our self-advocates.

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In This Issue

Features
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COVID-19 AND DOWN SYNDROME RESOURCE

The important and timely new resource was published by a national consortium of Down syndrome organizations. The resource builds upon the COVID-19/Down syndrome Q&A and focuses on new updated information on testing, vaccines, and more.

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BRANDON MCMANUS & DESTINY WELDON: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS 

The Denver Broncos placekicker and the multi-talented self-advocate share their journeys through life’s obstacles and the lessons they’ve learned about confidence, inclusion, and community.

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IMDSA

International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association shares about new research initiatives on mosaicism and how the organization helps families who receive the diagnosis.

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TRIBUTE TO DOLORES

Debbie Jessup, the health policy analyst for Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA), shares a beautiful tribute in memory of her sister, Dolores.

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IRISH ROCK MUSICIAN INSPIRED BY HIS SON

From ACDC opening act to solo album debut, Irish rock musician Cormac Neeson’s music is inspired by his son, Dabhog, who happens to have Down syndrome.

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1% BETTER EVERY DAY

The first person with Down syndrome to finish the Ironman triathlon, Chris Nikic, talks about his workout routine, his inspiring story, and where he wants to go next.

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