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In This Issue

Features
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IMPORTANT DOWN SYNDROME/COVID-19 Q&A

Global joined an impressive national consortium to provide and continue to update a valuable Q&A (in multiple languages) for families

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DS MEDICAL CHECKLIST

Down syndrome experts provide six points to help front line medical providers in the event crisis care triage policies are put in place

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WILL PATIENTS WITH DS BE DENIED CARE?

Colorado ensures equality in COVID-19 care. 140+ organizations thank Governor Polis for an Executive Order that prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities

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KICKING UP THE CONFIDENCE

Bert Defeo, the 40-year-old self-advocate from Maryland, isn’t afraid to take charge, even with professional soccer player Kellyn Acosta

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SETTING THE STAGE

Awarded for their roles on Denver7 News, Hanna Atkinson and Connor Long become the first reporters with Down syndrome to win Emmys

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GLOBAL CHATS WITH NEW FAMILY IN INDIA

Pooja and Vivek from Mumbai are interviewed about their lives with their two-year-old daughter Norah, who has Down syndrome

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